Nicholas Van Dyke

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Birthday
25, 1738
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Feb 19, 1789 (50)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1738
Birthplace
Delaware
Death Date
Feb 19, 1789 (50)

About

American politician who served in the Delaware General Assembly from 1777 to 1782. He was President (governor) of Delaware from 1783 to 1786.

Before Fame

In his youth, he was educated at home and later he relocated to Philadelphia to study law and passed the bar in 1765.

Trivia

The official end of the American Revolution came during his tenure as President of Delaware.

Family Life

His first wife, Elizabeth Nixon, died in childbirth and he later married Charlotte Stanley, with whom he had four more children.

Associated With

He succeeded politician John Mckinly as President of Delaware.