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