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Samuel WHARTON

(1732-1800)

WHARTON, Samuel, a Delegate from Delaware; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 3, 1732; received a liberal schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits; speculated in western lands and promoted the Vandalia Company; signed the nonimportation resolutions of 1765; Member of the Continental Congress from Delaware in 1782 and 1783; justice of the peace for the district of Southwark 1784-1786; judge of the court of common pleas 1790-1791 and resigned in the latter year; died at his country home near Philadelphia, Pa., in March 1800.

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

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