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John SITGREAVES

(1757-1802)

SITGREAVES, John, a Delegate from North Carolina; born in England in 1757; attended Eton College; immigrated to the United States and settled in New Bern, N.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New Bern, N.C.; during the Revolutionary War attained the rank of lieutenant, later serving as military aide to General Caswell; commissioner in charge of confiscated property; assistant clerk, first state senate of North Carolina in 1777; clerk of the state senate in 1778 and 1779; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785; member of the state house of commons in 1784, 1786, 1787, and 1788, serving as speaker in 1787 and 1788; United States district judge for North Carolina from December 20, 1790, until his death in Halifax, N.C., March 4, 1802; interment in the Colonial Cemetery.

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

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