FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811

Alternative names
Birth 1741
Death 1811-08-26

Biographical notes:

Revolutionary patriot.

From the description of Clipped signature : Philadelphia, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873030

From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, 1795 June 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870800

From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874615

Philadelphia congressman.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Henry Clymer, [17]98[?] July 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591708

Thomas FitzSimons was born in Ireland, became a Philadelphia merchant, was a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783 and a member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787. He also served in the First through Third U.S. Congresses, 1789-1795.

From the description of [Letters] Thos. FitzSimons. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 191101065

Thomas Fitzsimons was a Philadelphia merchant, congressman and a signer of the Constitution.

From the description of Journal, 1781-1786. . (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 86165676

Thomas FitzSimons, a merchant and a prominent member of Philadelphia's Irish-Catholic community, was born in Ireland in 1741, and immigrated to the United States with his family in the 1750s. FitzSimons entered politics after the American Revolution, representing Pennsylvania in the Continental Congresses of 1782 and 1783, and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. After serving three terms in the Pennsylvania legislature, he was elected to the United States Congress in 1789 and remained there through 1795.

From the description of Thomas Fitzsimons Papers, 1784-1811 (inclusive). (Library Company of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 145522384

U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, delegate to U.S. Continental Congress from Pennyslvania, public official from Pennsylvania.

From the description of Thomas FitzSimons correspondence, 1798-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450273


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  • Merchants--18 century
  • Public officials--Pennsylvania


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