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Henry WYNKOOP

(1737-1816)

WYNKOOP, Henry, a Delegate and a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pa., March 2, 1737; completed English and classical studies; member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1760 and 1761; associate justice of Bucks County Courts 1764-1777 and president judge 1777-1789; member of the committee of observation in 1774; delegate to the provincial conferences of July 15, 1774, and June 18, 1775; major of Bucks County Associated Battalions; member of the general committee of safety in 1776 and 1777; Member of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1782; justice of the high court of errors and appeals from 1783 to 1789; elected to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); appointed associate justice of Bucks County, Pa., and served until his death in that county on March 25, 1816; interment in the graveyard of the Low Dutch Reformed Church, Richboro, Pa.

Bibliography

Beatty, Joseph M., Jr. “The Letters of Judge Henry Wynkoop, Representative From Pennsylvania to the First Congress of the United States.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 38 (January 1914): 39-64, 183-205.

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

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