Richard Biddle Edit Profile
Graduated from the University Pennsylvania, 1811. Studied law.
Richard Biddle received a classical education and was admitted to the bar, practicing law in Pittsburgh. He went to England in 1827, and remained three years, publishing while there a critical Review of Captain Basil Hall's Travels in North America. He also published A Memoir of Sebastian Cabot, with a Review of the History of Maritime Discovery (London, 1831).
Biddle was twice elected to Congress, as an Anti-Mason, serving from March 4, 1837, until his resignation in 1840.
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