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Robert Whitehill

congressman

Robert Whitehill, American congressman.

Background

Whitehill, Robert was born on July 21, 1738 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Rachel (Cresswell) Whitehill.

Career

Delegate to Pennsylvania Constl.

Membership

Member Pennsylvania Convention that approved Declaration of Independence, 1776. Member Pennsylvania Assembly, 1776-1778, 84-87, 97-1801. Member Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 1777.

Member Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council, 1779-1781. Member Pennsylvania Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1787. Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1801-1805, speaker, 1804.

Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 9th-13th congresses, 1805-1813.

Connections

Married Eleanor Reed, 1765.

father:
James Whitehill

mother:
Rachel (Cresswell) Whitehill

spouse:
Eleanor Reed