Lawyer and politician who served as the President of Delaware from 1781 to 1783 and the President of Pennsylvania from 1782 to 1785. He represented Delaware at the Continental Congress.
He inherited and was in charge of five farms in Maryland, and also started another plantation called Poplar Hall.
He was a militia officer in the American Revolution and he helped prepare the first draft of the Articles of Confederation in 1776. His recent biographer states that his birthday was November 2, though various sources have offered different dates in November.
He was married to Judith Troth in 1710 until her death and they had nine children. Later he married Mary Norris in 1770 and they had five children.
He was a politician born in 1732 like George Washington.