Joseph GALLOWAY, Congress, PA (1731-1803)

GALLOWAY, Joseph, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born at West River, Anne Arundel County, Md., 1731; moved with his father to Pennsylvania in 1740; received a liberal schooling; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1757-1775, and served as speaker 1766-1774; Member of the Continental Congress in 1774; signed the nonimportation agreement, but was opposed to independence of the Colonies and remained loyal to the King; in December 1776 joined the British Army of General Howe in New York; moved to England in 1778; the same year the General Assembly of Pennsylvania convicted him of high treason and confiscated his estates; died in Watford, Herts, England, August 29, 1803.


Ferling, John E. The Loyalist Mind: Joseph Galloway and the American Revolution. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977.

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

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