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Matthew Tilghman

Continental congressman

Matthew Tilghman, American Continental congressman. member Maryland. Assembly, 1751-1758, 60-61, 68-75, speaker, 1773-1774; member commission to draft remonstrance to king against Townshend Acts, 1768; member Maryland. Senate, 1776-1783, sometimes pres.

Background

Tilghman, Matthew was born on February 17, 1718 in Queen Anne County, Maryland, United States. Son of Richard and Anna Maria (Lloyd) T. (adopted by cousin Matthew Tilghman Ward 1737).

Career

President Council of Safety, 1775. President 1st Maryland.

Membership

Member Maryland. Assembly, 1751-1758, 60-61, 68-75, speaker, 1773-1774. Member commission to draft remonstrance to king against Townshend Acts, 1768. Member Maryland. Senate, 1776-1783, sometimes pres.

Connections

Married Anna Lloyd, April.

father:
Richard adopted

mother:
Anna Maria (Lloyd) T. (adopted

spouse:
Anna Lloyd