Joseph Reed

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Birthday
27, 1741
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Mar 5, 1785 (43)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1741
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Mar 5, 1785 (43)

About

American lawyer and military officer who served in the Revolutionary War. He was also a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Articles of Confederation.

Before Fame

He studied at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) and received his Bachelor's degree in 1757 before moving to England to study law.

Trivia

He served in Congress in 1788, while he was also serving as Governor of Pennsylvania.

Family Life

He married Esther de Berdt, with whom he had five children.

Associated With

He was personally recruited for the Revolutionary War by George Washington who he served as his secretary and aide-de-camp.