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Encyclopedia > George Clymer

George Clymer (March 16, 1739January 23, 1813) was an American politician and Founding Father. He was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Great Britain and was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence as a Pennsylvania representative. He attended the Continental Congress and served in political office until the end of his life. March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... Events March 20 - Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne, including the Koh-i-Noor September 9 - Stono Rebellion erupts near Charleston September 18 - Treaty of Belgrade signed October 3 - Treaty of Nissa signed October 23 - Great Britain declares war... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Federal Government of the United States was established by the United States Constitution. ... The Founding Fathers of the United States, also known to some Americans as the Fathers of Our Country, the Forefathers, Framers or the Founders are the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution or otherwise participated in the American Revolution as leaders of the Patriots. ... This article concerns Patriots in the American Revolution. ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is a document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... State nickname: The QUENESE PERSON STATE Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The Continental Congress was the federal legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States from 1774 to 1789, a period that included the American Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation. ...

Clymer was born in Philadelphia, orphaned at a young age, and apprenticed to his paternal uncle in preparation for a career as a merchant. He was a patriot and leader in the demonstrations in Philadelphia resulting from the Tea Act and the Stamp Act. He became a member of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety in 1773, and was elected to the Continental Congress 1776-1780. He was a Member of the Pennsylvania Legislature, a Revenue Officer, and a Federal Indian Agent from 1781-1796. He was elected to the first U.S. Congress in 1789. Clymer shared the responsibility of being treasurer of the Continental Congress with Michael Hillegas, the first Treasurer of the United States. Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania, occupying all of Philadelphia County. ... The Tea Act, passed in 1773, allowed the British East India Company to sell tea to the colonies without the usual colonial tax, thereby allowing them to undercut the prices of the colonial merchants and smugglers. ... The Stamp Act 1765 was the fourth Stamp Act to be passed by the British Parliament and required all legal documents, permits, commercial contracts, newspapers, pamphlets, and playing cards in the American colonies to carry a tax stamp. ... The Continental Congress was the federal legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States from 1774 to 1789, a period that included the American Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Michael Hillegas (1728 - 29 September 1804) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Treasurer of the United States is the only position within the United States Department of the Treasury older than the Department itself. ...

He was the First president of the Philadelphia Bank, and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and vice-president of the Philadelphia Agricultural Society. When congress passed a bill imposing a duty on spirits distilled in the United States in 1771, George Clymer was placed as head of the excise department, in the state of Pennsylvania. He was also one of the commissioners to negotiate a treaty with the Cherokees and the Creeks June 29, 1796. He ia also considered the benefactor of Indiana Borough, donating the property now Indiana Borough for a county seat in Indiana County, PA.


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Clymer, New York at AllExperts (668 words)
The Town of Clymer was established in 1829 from a division of the Town of Chautauqua.
In 1915, the population of Clymer was 1,341.
*Clymer -- The hamlet of Clymer is in the southwest corner of the town by the junction of NY Route 474 and County Road 15.
Clymer, George (16 Mar (1252 words)
Clymer, George (16 Mar. 1739-23 Jan. 1813), merchant, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Christopher Clymer, a sea captain and an Episcopalian, and Deborah Fitzwater, a disowned Quaker.
Clymer's parents died by 1746, and he was raised by his maternal aunt Hannah Coleman and her husband William, a wealthy Quaker merchant and Proprietary party leader.
Clymer was appointed a justice of the peace for the city and county courts in 1772.
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