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George Brydges RODNEY

(1803-1883)

RODNEY, George Brydges, (cousin of Caesar Rodney, Caesar Augustus Rodney, and Thomas Rodney), a Representative from Delaware; born in Lewes, Del., April 2, 1803; received a liberal education and was graduated from Princeton College in 1820; register in chancery and clerk of the orphans’ court of Sussex County 1826-1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and engaged in practice in New Castle; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); resumed the practice of law; delegate to the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to prevent the impending war; died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., June 18, 1883; interment in the Immanuel Churchyard.

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

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