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Nicholas Van Dyke


A Delegate from Delaware; born in New Castle County, Del., September 25, 1738; studied law in Piladelphia, Pa.; was admitted to the bar in 1765 and commenced practic in New Castle County; delegate to the State constitutional convention in July 1776; elected a member of teh council of Delaware in 1777, serving as speaker in 1779; appointed judge of admiralty, February 21, 1777; Member of teh Continental Congress 1777-1782; a signer of the Articles of Confederation; served as President of Delaware from February 1, 1783, to October 27, 1786; died in New Castle County, Del., February 19, 1789; interment in Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.

Source: Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1971. United States Printing Office: 1971. Page 1850.


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