William Whipple

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Birthday
14, 1730
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Nov 28, 1785 (55)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1730
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Nov 28, 1785 (55)

About

Remembered as a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, this early American political figure also served in the Continental Congress and fought in the American Revolution as a member of the New Hampshire Militia. After the war, he served in the New Hampshire Superior Court.

Before Fame

Before entering political life as a New Hampshire provincial congressman, he worked as a merchant.

Trivia

As the New Hampshire Militia's Brigadier General, he participated in the successful Saratoga and Stillwater battles against British General John Burgoyne.

Family Life

Born in Kittery, Maine, he later settled in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with his wife (and cousin), Catherine Moffat.

Associated With

He and Welsh-born New Yorker Francis Lewis were both signers of the Declaration of Independence.