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Lambert CADWALADER

(1742-1823)

CADWALADER, Lambert, a Delegate and a Representative from New Jersey; born near Trenton, N.J., in 1742; attended Dr. Alison’s Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1760; member of the common council of Philadelphia at the beginning of the Revolution; signed the nonimportation agreement in 1765; delegate to the provincial convention in Pennsylvania in 1775 and to the State constitutional convention in 1776; entered the Revolutionary Army and commanded a regiment of “The Greens”; lieutenant colonel of the Third Pennsylvania Battalion in 1776; colonel of the Fourth Pennsylvania Line; after being taken a prisoner at Fort Washington on the Hudson resigned from the Army; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785, 1786 and 1787; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); died on his estate, “Greenwood,” near Trenton, N.J., September 13, 1823; interment in the Friends Burying Ground, Trenton, N.J.

Bibliography

[Rawle, William Henry]. Colonel Lambert Cadwalader, of Trenton, New Jersey. [Philadelphia?: n.p., 1878].

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

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