George Read

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Birthday
18, 1733
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Sep 21, 1798 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1733
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Sep 21, 1798 (65)

About

Eighteenth-century American politician who signed the Declaration of Independence and was a Delaware delegate to the United States Constitutional Convention.

Before Fame

He was born in Maryland and raised in New Castle County, Delaware. He later studied law in Pennsylvania.

Trivia

He served as a United States Senator from Delaware from 1789-1793.

Family Life

His two brothers, Thomas and James, served during the American Revolution in the Continental Navy and Army, respectively. His son, John, became a Philadelphia-based banker and attorney.

Associated With

Henry Latimer succeeded Read as U.S. Senator from Delaware.