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Tench Coxe

political economist , Continental congressman

Tench Coxe, American political economist, Continental congressman. member Continental Congress, 1787-1788.

Background

Coxe, Tench was born on May 22, 1755 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Mary Francis Coxe.

Education

Attended College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania).

Career

Delaware Annapolis Convention, 1786. Member Continental Congress, 1787-1788. Assistant secretary of treasury, United States 1789-1792.

United States commissioner revenue, 1792-1797. United States purveyor of public supplies, 1803-1812. President Pennsylvania Society Encouragement of Manufacturers and Useful Arts.

One of 1st to urge cultivation of cotton as a staple in the South, also active in promotion of cotton manufacture. Author: An Examination of the Constitution of the United States, 1788. View of The United States, 1794.

Works

  • Author: An Examination of the Constitution of the United States, 1788. View of The United States, 1794.

Membership

Member Continental Congress, 1787-1788.

Connections

Married Catherine McCall. Married second, Rebecca Coxe.

father:
William Coxe

mother:
Mary Francis Coxe

spouses:
Catherine McCall

Rebecca Coxe.