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Clement Biddle

Biddle, Clement, 1740–1814, American Revolutionary soldier, b. Philadelphia. Early in the war, he helped organize the "Quaker Blues," a company of volunteers. He later served as deputy quartermaster general of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey militia, commissary general of forage under Nathanael Greene in the Carolina campaign, and quartermaster general of the Pennsylvania militia. After the war he was (1787–93) U.S. marshal in Pennsylvania, but he gained more note as an importing merchant of Philadelphia.

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