Hugh Williamson

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Birthday
5, 1735
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 22, 1819 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
5, 1735
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 22, 1819 (83)

About

American politician who represented North Carolina at the Constitutional Convention. In Illinois and Tennessee there are counties names after him.

Before Fame

By chance he witnessed the famous Boston Tea party and upon arriving back in London he was summoned before the Privy Council to testify on this act of rebellion and on colonial affairs in general.

Trivia

He served as a military physician and natural scientist during the American Revolution and helped avert a smallpox epidemic in South Carolina.

Family Life

He had two sons with his wife Maria, who he married in 1789.

Associated With

He served alongside Thomas Jefferson at the Philadelphia Convention.