George Read DOI


George Read was born in Cecil County Maryland on 18 September 1733 and died on 21 September 1798. He was an Episcopalian and married Gertrude Ross Till and they had five children. He was educated at Rev. Francis Allison’s Academy at New London, Pennsylvania and then studied law in Philadelphia with John Moland. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1753 and he returned established a practice at New Castle, Delaware. He was a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787 in the First and Second Continental Congress from 1774 through 1777. President of Delaware from 20 October 1777 to 31 March 1778. United States Senator from Delaware and served from 4 March 1789 to 18 September 1793. Chief Justice of Delaware serving from 30 September 1793 to21 Seotenber 1798.

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