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Samuel DICK

(1740-1812)

DICK, Samuel, a Delegate from New Jersey; born in Nottingham, Prince Georges County, Md., November 14, 1740; received a classical education; studied medicine in Scotland, and commenced practice in Salem, N.J., in 1770; member of the New Jersey Provincial congress in 1776; was appointed colonel of the First Battalion, Salem County Militia, in 1776; assistant surgeon in the Continental Army in the Canadian campaign; member of the first State general assembly; appointed collector of customs for the western district of New Jersey in 1778; Member of the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785; delegate to the New Jersey State convention in 1787 to ratify the Federal Constitution; surrogate of Salem County 1785-1804; died in Salem, Salem County, N.J., November 16, 1812; interment in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard.

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

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