St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818

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Dates:
Birth 1734-03-23
Death 1818-08-31

Biographical notes:

Born in Thurso, Scotland, 1734, o.s. ; studied medicine in Edinburgh; served in the British Army in America, 1757-1762; surveyor of Cumberland, 1770; colonel of Pennsylvania militia, 1775; brigadier general, 1777 to the close of the Revolution; commander of the Army, 1791-1792; delegate to the Constitutional Congress, 1785-1787, and president, 1787; governor of Northwest Territory, 1789-1802; died in Greensburg, Pa., August 31, 1818. (Bio. Cong. Dir., 1928 ed. ; Dic. Am.Biog. --gives b. date, 1736, o.s.)

From the description of Arthur St. Clair papers, 1788-1818. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 402527364

St. Clair (1734-1818) was appointed the first Governor of the Northwest Territories in 1788. No information is available on Maper and Goodan, who probably were lawyers.

From the description of Correspondence, 1798. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 42516319

St. Clair was a Revolutionary War general, president of the Continental Congress, and governor of the Northwest Territory.

From the description of Papers, 1777-1804, 1882. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 642685577

Delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, army officer, and governor of the Northwest Territory.

From the description of Arthur St. Clair papers, 1774-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980369

American Revolutionary soldier and politician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bedford [Pa.], to Robert Christy in Baltimore, 1773 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633562

Soldier, first governor of the Northwest Territory.

From the description of ALS : Trenton, N.J., to Joseph Reed, 1781 Jan. 4. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506963

Arthur St. Clair was born in Scotland in 1734. He came to America as part of the British Army in 1758. He settled in western Pennsylvania and became an important and respected figure. He joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and achieved the rank of Brigadier General. Following the War he was appointed Governor of the Northwest Territory. He led the disastrous expedition to the Wabash River in 1791 which resulted in the defeat of the American army at the hands of a confederation of Indians. He died in 1818 at his home, the Hermitage, in Ligonier.

From the description of Arthur St. Clair collection 1770-1953 photocopies. (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 48554966

Soldier, Pennsylvania political leader, and Governor of the Northwest Territory.

From the description of Papers, 1765-1844 / Arthur St. Clair. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 19743930

Arthur St. Clair (1737-1818) was born in Scotland and served in the British Army during the Seven Years' War before settling in Pennsylvania. St. Clair then served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was elected to a one-year term as President of the Continental Congress in 1787 before being appointed Governor of the Northwest Territory in 1788.

From the description of Arthur St. Clair proclamation, 1793 December 7. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 766004427

Arthur St. Clair (23 Mar. 1737-31 Aug. 1818), politician and soldier, was born in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland. He emigrated to America where he received a commission as lieutenant during the French and Indian War and later as a major general in the American Revolution. After the war he held several positions in Pennsylvania state government, then reluctantly accepted congressional appointment as the first governor of the Northwest Territory. Politically and financially bankrupt by 1802, St. Clair returned to his home "The Hermitage," at Chestnut Ridge, Pa., in the Ligonier Valley where he died.

From the description of Arthur St. Clair family papers, 1788-1918. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70109811

Arthur St. Clair served as governor of the Northwest Territory, 1787-1802. He directed military operations against Indians and opposed statehood for Ohio. St. Clair was removed from office in 1802 and died in 1812.

From the description of The Arthur St. Clair papers, 1788-1815 (inclusive) [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84295026

Delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, army officer, and governor of Northwest Territory.

From the description of Papers of Arthur St. Clair, 1772-1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81461507

From the description of Court-martial proceedings of Arthur St. Clair, 1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071015

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Subjects:

  • Soldiers
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1790-1794--Sources
  • St. Clair family
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America--Canada--Government relations
  • Sheriff
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Courts
  • Mutiny
  • French,
  • Deeds
  • Land titles
  • Justices of the peace
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1790-1794
  • St. Clair's Campaign, 1791
  • St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818
  • Alien and Sedition laws, 1798

Occupations:

  • Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Pennsylvania
  • Governors--Northwest Territory
  • Generals
  • Soldiers
  • Army officers

Places:

  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Northwest Territory (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • St. Clair County (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Adamsville (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Marietta (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Spain (as recorded)
  • Fort Pitt (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Westmoreland County (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington County (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Northwest Territory (as recorded)
  • Ohio (Terr.) (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Wayne County (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Westmoreland County (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Fort Washington (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Ross County (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Fort Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Indiana--Dearborn County (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Northwest Territory (as recorded)
  • Fort Bedford (Ont.) (as recorded)