Read, George, 1733-1798

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Birth 1733-09-18
Death 1798-09-21
English

Biographical notes:

George Read was an American politician and lawyer from New Castle, Delaware. He was a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. He served in various political offices in Delaware and as U.S. Senator from Delaware and the Chief Justice of Delaware.

From the description of [Document] 1781 Jan. 5 / G. R. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 320955482

George Read (b. Sept. 18, 1733, Cecil County, Md.–d. Sept. 21, 1798, New Castle, Del.) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Delaware.

From the description of Read, George, 1733-1798 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10601774

Read was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of Continental Congress, U.S. Senator.

From the description of AMS, 1776 October 7,8,10 : Congressional minutes extract. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13867117

From the description of ALS, 1779 March 23 : Newcastle, to Caesar Rodney, Dover. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13867135

At this time, George Read was serving as judge on the Court of Appeals in Delaware.

From the description of Legal document, 1781 May. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866487

Declaration of Independence signer from Delaware.

From the description of Indictment against John Furbush, 1771 May. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230674

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Subjects:

  • Indictments--History--18th century
  • Military history
  • Trials--Early works to 1800

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  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • Kent County (Del.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)