John Dickinson

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson

Profession: Founding Father of the United States

United States of America

Biography: Known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his 12 "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania".

Dickinson was also a militia officer during the American Revolution, President of Delaware, and President of Pennsylvania.

Born: November 13, 1732
Birthplace: Talbot County, Maryland, USA
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 14, 1808 (aged 75)

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Married Life

  • 1770-07-19 Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (37) weds land and estate owner Mary Norris (30) in a civil ceremony

Historical Events

  • 1775-07-06 Congress issues a "Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms", written by Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson, it lists American grievances but denies any intent to be independent
  • 1776-07-02 At the Continental Congress, John Dickinson abstains from the votes that declare independence
  • 1779-01-18 John Dickinson is appointed a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress

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