Log In

Theodore Cuyler Edit Profile

lawyer

Theodore Cuyler, American lawyer. member Select Council of Philadelphia, 1856-1862.

Background

Cuyler, Theodore was born on September 14, 1819 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Son of Cornelis and Eleanor (de Graaff) Cuyler.

Education

Graduated from the University Pennsylvania, 1838. Studied law under Charles Chauncey.

Career

Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1841. Advocate Christiana treason case, defending persons who had helped fugitive slaves from Maryland., 1851. Member Select Council of Philadelphia, 1856-1862.

Solicitor Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1857-1869. Delegate-at-large from Philadelphia to Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1872.

Membership

Member Select Council of Philadelphia, 1856-1862.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth de Witt, December 21, 1853.

father:
Cornelis Cuyler

mother:
Eleanor (de Graaff) Cuyler

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth de Witt