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Daniel of St. Thomas JENIFER

(1723-1790)

JENIFER, Daniel of St. Thomas, (uncle of Daniel Jenifer), a Delegate from Maryland; born in Charles County, Md., in 1723; member of the provincial court in 1766; member of the Governor’s council in 1773; member and president of the council of safety 1775-1777; president of the State senate 1777-1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1779-1781, also of the convention that framed the Federal Constitution, and a signer of that instrument on September 17, 1787; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1782 and 1785; died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 16, 1790.

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

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