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Continental congressman , jurist

Thomas Rodney, American Continental congressman, jurist. member Colonial Assembly of Government of Three Lower Counties (New Castle, Kent, Sussex) from Kent County, 1775; member Council of Safety, also Committee of Observation, Kent County, 1775; member Delaware Assembly to elect delegations to Continental Congress, 1774; member Continental Congress 1781-1783, 85-87; member lower house Delaware General Assembly, 1786, 87, speaker, 1787.

Background

Rodney, Thomas was born on June 4, 1744 in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Son of Caesar and Elizabeth (Crawford) Rodney.

Career

Delaware Assembly to elect dels. Chief justice Kent County Court, 1778. General Assembly, 1786, 87, speaker, 1787.

Membership

Member Colonial Assembly of Government of Three Lower Counties (New Castle, Kent, Sussex) from Kent County, 1775. Member Council of Safety, also Committee of Observation, Kent County, 1775. Member Delaware Assembly to elect delegations to Continental Congress, 1774.

Member Continental Congress 1781-1783, 85-87. Member lower house Delaware General Assembly, 1786, 87, speaker, 1787.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Fisher, April.

father:
Caesar Rodney

mother:
Elizabeth (Crawford) Rodney

spouse:
Elizabeth Fisher