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Frederick FRELINGHUYSEN

(1753-1804)
Senate Years of Service:
1793-1795; 1795-1796
Party:
Pro-Administration; Federalist

FRELINGHUYSEN, Frederick, (father of Theodore Frelinghuysen, grandfather of Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen [1817-1885], great-grandfather of Joseph Sherman Felinghuysen, great-great-great-grandfather of Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr.; great-great-great-great-grandfather of Rodney P. Frelinghuysen), a Delegate and a Senator from New Jersey; born near Somerville, Somerset County, N.J., April 13, 1753; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1770; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1774 and commenced practice in Somerset County, N.J.; member, provincial congress of New Jersey 1775-1776; served in the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of colonel; Member of the Continental Congress 1779; clerk of the common pleas court, Somerset County 1781-1789, when he resigned; member, State general assembly 1784, 1800-1804; member of the New Jersey convention that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1787; member, State council 1790-1792; appointed by President George Washington brigadier general in 1790 in the campaign against the western Indians; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1793, to November 12, 1796, when he resigned; commissioned major general in 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion; died in Millstone, N.J., April 13, 1804; interment in the Old Cemetery, Weston, N.J.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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