Richard Bassett

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Birthday
17, 1745
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Aug 15, 1815 (70)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1745
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Aug 15, 1815 (70)

About

Federalist politician who served as Governor of Delaware from 1799 to 1801 and as it's U.S. Senator from 1789 to 1793. He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States because he signed said constitution.

Before Fame

He studied Law when he was younger, and was admitted to the Bar in 1770.

Trivia

He was the most senior United States Senator during the First Congress and thus holds the Senate Rank of 1.

Family Life

He was married to Ann Ennals from 1774 until her death, and they had three children. He later married Betsy Garnett in 1796.

Associated With

He was in office the same time as U.S. President George Washington.