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William Duer

1747-1799

William Duer was the patriotic progenitor of a family which has long been distinguished in New York city. Besides having been a member of that Congress which framed the Articles of Confederation, he took an active part in local resistance to the British authorities at New York, and held a number of important civil offices after the Revolution. Some of his descendants have risen to distinction in judicial and congressional life.

Source: Marshall, James V. The United States Manual of Biography and History. Philadelphia: James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Page 136. (Some minor spelling changes may have been made.)


 
 

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