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Joseph GARDNER

(1752-1794)

GARDNER, Joseph, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Honeybrook Township, Chester County, Pa., in 1752; studied medicine and practiced; raised a company of Volunteers in 1776 and commanded the Fourth Battalion of militia from Chester County; member of the committee of safety in 1776 and 1777; member of the State assembly 1776-1778 and of the supreme executive council in 1779; Member of the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785; resumed the practice of medicine in Philadelphia, Pa., 1785-1792, and in Elkton, Md., 1792-1794; died in Elkton, Md., in 1794.

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

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