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Nathaniel SCUDDER

(1733-1781)

SCUDDER, Nathaniel, a Delegate from New Jersey; born at Monmouth Court House, Monmouth County, N.J., May 10, 1733; was graduated from Princeton College in 1751; studied medicine and commenced practice in Monmouth County, N.J.; member of the committee of safety; delegate to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey in 1774; member of the state general assembly, serving as speaker in 1776; lieutenant colonel of the New Jersey Militia in 1776 and colonel in 1781; Member of the Continental Congress 1778-1779; trustee of Princeton College 1778-1781; was killed October 17, 1781, at Blacks Point, near Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, N.J., while resisting an invading party of the British Army; interment in Tennent Church Graveyard, Tennent, N.J.

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

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