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William RODMAN

(1757-1824)

RODMAN, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bensalem Township, near Bristol, Bucks County, Pa., October 7, 1757; completed preparatory studies; served in the Revolutionary War as a private and subsequently as brigade quartermaster; commanded a company during the Whisky Rebellion in 1794; justice of the peace 1791-1800; member of the State senate 1804-1808; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); died at “Flushing” near Bristol, Bucks County, Pa., July 27, 1824; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery (later known as the St. James Burying Ground).

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

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