Caesar Rodney

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Birthday
7, 1728
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Jun 26, 1784 (55)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1728
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Jun 26, 1784 (55)

About

After serving in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, this Delaware-born attorney joined the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. In addition, during the bulk of the American Revolution, he held office as President of Delaware.

Before Fame

Early in his political career, he was chosen as a Delaware delegate to the 1765 Stamp Act Congress.

Trivia

He was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Family Life

He and his brother and fellow politician, Thomas Rodney, grew up on a farm in Kent County, Delaware, as the sons of Caesar Rodney, Sr. and Elizabeth Crawford. Thomas Rodney's son, Caesar Augustus Rodney, became an early 19th-century United States Representative and Senator from Delaware.

Associated With

Early in his career, he allied himself with future Pennsylvania Governor (and then Delaware politician) Thomas McKean.