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Nathaniel PENDLETON

(1756-1821)

PENDLETON, Nathaniel, (nephew of Edmund Pendleton and cousin of John Penn), a Delegate from Georgia; born in New Kent County, Va., in 1756; entered the Revolutionary Army at the age of 19 years; aide-de-camp to Gen. Nathanael Greene in the campaigns in the southern states; at the close of the war settled in Georgia and studied law, ultimately becoming a district judge; elected a delegate to the Federal Convention of 1787 but did not attend; appointed to a Federal judgeship in Georgia in 1789 and served until 1796 when he resigned; elected to the Continental Congress in 1789 but did not attend; moved to New York City in 1796 and practiced law; served as a second to Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr; died in Hyde Park, N.Y., October 20, 1821; interment in St. James’ Churchyard.

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

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