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Simon BOERUM

(1724-1775)

BOERUM, Simon, a Delegate from New York; born in New Lots (now Brooklyn), Long Island, N.Y., February 29, 1724; attended the Dutch school at Flatbush, N.Y., from which he was graduated; engaged in agricultural pursuits and milling; appointed county clerk of Kings County by Governor Clinton in 1750; also became clerk of the board of supervisors and held both positions until his death; member of the colonial assembly, 1761-1775; deputy to the provincial convention in April 1775; member of the Continental Congress, 1774-1775; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 11, 1775; interment in Old First Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; reinterment in Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bibliography

[Burdge, Franklin]. The Life of a Patriot Whom Death Deprived of His Chance of Signing the Immortal Declaration of American Independence, Simon Boerum, of Brooklyn, N.Y. [New York?: n.p., 1876?].

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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