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James TILTON

(1745-1822)

TILTON, James, a Delegate from Delaware; born in Kent County, Del., June 1, 1745; attended Nottingham Academy, Maryland; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1771 and commenced practice in Dover, Del.; entered the Revolutionary Army as surgeon, and in 1777 was in charge of the military hospital at Princeton, N.J.; after peace was declared resumed the practice of his profession in Dover, Del.; Member of the Continental Congress 1783-1784; moved to Wilmington, Del.; Government commissioner of loans 1785-1801; served several years as a member of the State house of representatives; Surgeon General of the United States Army 1813-1815; died near Wilmington, Del., May 14, 1822; interment in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.

Bibliography

McLane, Allen. An Eulogium, to the Memory of James Tilton, M.D. Wilmington: Printed at the Gazette Office, [1823?].

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

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