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Philip PELL

(1753-1811)

PELL, Philip, a Delegate from New York; born in Pelham Manor, N.Y., July 7, 1753; was graduated from King’s College (now Columbia University), New York City, in 1770; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in New York City and Westchester County; lieutenant, New York Volunteers, in 1776; deputy judge advocate, Continental Army, in 1777; member of the state assembly 1779-1781; Judge Advocate General, United States Army, 1781-1783; member of General Washington’s staff at the evacuation of the city of New York in 1783; again a member of the state assembly 1784-1786; regent of the University of the State of New York 1784-1787; surrogate of Westchester County from March 13, 1787, to October 31, 1800; Member of the Continental Congress, 1789; died in Pelham Manor, N.Y., May 1, 1811; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard, Eastchester (now in the Bronx), N.Y.

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

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