Henry WYNKOOP, Congress, PA (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.


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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