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Encyclopedia > George Read (signer)
George Read
George Read (signer)

September 30, 1793 – September 21, 1798
Preceded by William Killen
Succeeded by Kensey Johns

March 4, 1789 – September 18, 1793 [1]
Preceded by new office
Succeeded by Henry Latimer

October 20, 1777 – March 31, 1778
Preceded by Thomas McKean
Succeeded by Caesar Rodney

August 2, 1774 – February 22, 1777

Born September 18, 1733
Cecil County, Maryland
Died September 21, 1798
New Castle, Delaware
Residence New Castle, Delaware
Political party Federalist
Spouse Gertrude Ross Till
Profession lawyer
Religion Episcopalian

George Read (September 18, 1733September 21, 1798) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Delaware. Image File history File links GeorgeRead. ... The Delaware Superior Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in the state of Delaware. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Kensey Johns (June 14, 1759–December 21, 1848) was a jurist from Delaware and father of Kensey Johns, Jr. ... 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Early life and family

Read was born September 18, 1733 in Cecil County, Maryland, near North East, the son of John and Mary Howell Read. John Read was a wealthy English resident of Dublin, Ireland who came to Maryland as a young man and was one of the founders of Charlestown, Maryland in Cecil County. When George Read was an infant the family moved to New Castle County, Delaware, settling near the village of Christiana. As he grew up, Read joined Thomas McKean at the Rev. Francis Alison's Academy at New London, Pennsylvania and then studied law in Philadelphia with John Moland. He was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar in 1753 and a year later he returned home to establish a practice at New Castle, Delaware. September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... North East is a town located in Cecil County, Maryland. ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Charlestown is a town located in Cecil County, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Thomas McKean Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734–June 24, 1817) was the second President of the United States in Congress assembled, from July 10, 1781, until November 4, 1781. ... New London Township is a township located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Cradle of Liberty, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701  - Mayor... A bar association is a professional body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ...


In 1763 Read married Gertrude Ross Till, daughter of the Rev. George Ross, the Anglican rector of Immanuel Church in New Castle, and widowed sister of George Ross, also a future signer of the Declaration of Independence. They had five children, John, George Jr., William, John, and Mary, who married Gunning Bedford, Sr., a future Governor of Delaware. They lived on The Strand in New Castle. Their house was in what is the garden of the present Read House and Gardens, owned by the Delaware Historical Society. They were members of Immanuel Episcopal Church. The arms of the Episcopal Church are based on the Cross of St George, a symbol of England (mother of world Anglicanism), with a saltire reminiscent of the Cross of St Andrew in the canton in reference to the historical origins of the American episcopate in the Scottish Episcopal Church. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... George Ross (May 10, 1730–July 14, 1779), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... Gunning Bedford, Sr. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... The arms of the Episcopal Church are based on the Cross of St George, a symbol of England (mother of world Anglicanism), with a saltire reminiscent of the Cross of St Andrew in the canton in reference to the historical origins of the American episcopate in the Scottish Episcopal Church. ...


In 1763 John Penn, the Proprietary Governor appointed Read Crown Attorney General for the three Delaware counties and he served in that position until leaving for the Continental Congress in 1774. He also served in the Colonial Assembly of the Lower Counties for twelve sessions, from 1764/65 through 1775/76. A number of persons have been called John Penn : John Penn, (1729-1795), British colonial governor of Pennsylvania John Penn, (1741-1788), Continental Congressman from North Carolina John Penn (1805-1875), British marine engine engineer, invented lignum vitae bearing for propellor shafts, twice president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. ... The Lieutenant Governors of Colonial Pennsylvania and the Lower Counties, 1682-1776 Sources Miller, Randall M & William Pencak, Ed (2002). ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... The Continental Congress is the label given to these two girls that i know. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ...


American Revolution

The presentation of the Declaration of Independence to Congress. [1]
The presentation of the Declaration of Independence to Congress. [1]

Eighteenth century Delaware was politically divided into loose factions known as the "Court Party" and the "Country Party." The majority Court Party was generally Anglican, strongest in Kent County and Sussex County, worked well with the colonial Proprietary government, and was in favor of reconciliation with the British government. The minority Country Party was largely Ulster-Scot, centered in New Castle County, and quickly advocated independence from the British. Read was the epitome of the Court party politician and was, as much as anyone, their leader. As such he generally worked in partnership with John Dickinson from Kent County, and in opposition to their friends and respective neighbors, Thomas McKean and Caesar Rodney. Image File history File links Declaration_independence. ... Image File history File links Declaration_independence. ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... The arms of the Episcopal Church are based on the Cross of St George, a symbol of England (mother of world Anglicanism), with a saltire reminiscent of the Cross of St Andrew in the canton in reference to the historical origins of the American episcopate in the Scottish Episcopal Church. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Proprietary indicates that a party, or proprietor, exercises private ownership, control or use over an item of property, usually to the exclusion of other parties. ... Scots-Irish (formerly Scotch-Irish) is a term used to describe inhabitants of the USA and Canada of Scots-Irish (particularly Ulster-Scots) descent, who formed distinctive communities and had distinctive social characteristics. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... John Dickinson (November 8, 1732 – February 14, 1808) was an American lawyer and politician from Jones Neck in St. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Thomas McKean Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734–June 24, 1817) was the second President of the United States in Congress assembled, from July 10, 1781, until November 4, 1781. ... Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784), was an American lawyer and politician from St. ...


Read, therefore, like most people in Delaware, was very much in favor of trying to reconcile differences with Great Britain. He opposed the Stamp Act and similar measures of Parliament, and supported anti-importation measures and dignified protests, but was quite reluctant to pursue the option of outright independence. Nevertheless, from 1764 he led the Delaware Committee of Correspondence and was elected to serve along with the more radical Thomas McKean and Caesar Rodney in the First and Second Continental Congress from 1774 through 1777. He was frequently absent though, and when the Congress voted on American Independence on July 2, 1776, Read surprised many by voting against it. This meant Caesar Rodney had to ride overnight to Philadelphia to break the deadlock in Delaware's delegation in favor of independence. However, when the Declaration of Independence was finally adopted, Read signed it, joining the cause in spite of his natural caution. Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... A stamp act is a law enacted by a government that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents such as property deeds. ... A committee of correspondence was a body organized by the local governments of the American colonies for the purposes of coordinating written communication outside of the colony. ... Thomas McKean Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734–June 24, 1817) was the second President of the United States in Congress assembled, from July 10, 1781, until November 4, 1781. ... Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784), was an American lawyer and politician from St. ... The Continental Congress is the label given to these two girls that i know. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784), was an American lawyer and politician from St. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ...


Government of Delaware

Anticipating the Declaration of Independence, the General Assembly of the Lower Counties declared its separation from the British government on June 15, 1776. Once the Declaration of Independence was actually adopted, the General Assembly called for elections to a Delaware constitutional convention to draft a constitution for the new state. Read was elected to this convention, became its President, and guided the passage of the Thomas McKean drafted document, which became the Delaware Constitution of 1776. U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Thomas McKean Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734–June 24, 1817) was the second President of the United States in Congress assembled, from July 10, 1781, until November 4, 1781. ... The Delaware Constitution of 1776 was the first governing document for Delaware state government and was in effect from its adoption in September 1776 until replaced in 1792 by a new Constitution. ...


Read was then elected to the first Legislative Council of the Delaware General Assembly and was selected as the Speaker in both the 1776/77 and 1777/78 sessions. Following the capture of President John McKinly and the brief tenure of President Thomas McKean, Read became President himself on October 20, 1777, serving until March 31, 1778. These were months of crises in Delaware with the British occupying Philadelphia and in control of the Delaware River. Read and his family narrowly escaped capture themselves while fleeing Philadelphia ahead of the British Army. As President he tried, mostly in vain, to recruit additional soldiers and protect the state from raiders from Philadelphia and off ships in the Delaware River. The Delaware General Assembly session of 1777/78 had to be moved to Dover, Delaware for safety and the Sussex County General Assembly delegation was never seated because disruptions at the polls had negated the election results. The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... It has been suggested that Speakers of the House be merged into this article or section. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... John McKinly (February 21, 1721–August 21, 1796) was an American physician and politician from Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. ... Thomas McKean Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734–June 24, 1817) was the second President of the United States in Congress assembled, from July 10, 1781, until November 4, 1781. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Nickname: The State Capital since 1777 Coordinates: County Kent County Incorporated 1717 Mayor Stephen R. Speed Area    - City 58. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ...


After Caesar Rodney was elected to replace him as President, Read continued to serve in the Legislative Council through the 1778/79 session. After a one year rest nursing ill health, he was elected to the House of Assembly for the 1780/81 and 1781/82 sessions. He returned to the Legislative Council in the 1782/83 session and served two terms, through the 1787/88 session. In 1782 he was appointed Judge of the Court of Appeals in admiralty cases. Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784), was an American lawyer and politician from St. ... The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ...

Delaware General Assembly
(sessions while President)
Year Assembly Senate Majority Speaker House Majority Speaker
1777-1778 2nd non-partisan George Read non-partisan Samuel West

The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ...

U.S. Constitutional Convention

Read was again called to national service in 1786 when he represented Delaware at the Annapolis Convention. Because so few states were represented, this meeting only produced a report calling for a broader convention to be held in Philadelphia the next year. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (709x1087, 72 KB) Summary Scharf, Thomas J. (1888). ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... The Annapolis Convention was a meeting at Annapolis, Maryland of 12 delegates from five states (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia) that called for a constitutional convention. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


At what became the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Read again represented Delaware. Quoting from Wright & Morris in their Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution, Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ...

"Read immediately argued for a new national government under a new Constitution, saying 'to amend the Articles was simply putting old cloth on a new garment.' He was a leader in the fight for a strong central government, advocating, at one time, the abolition of the states altogether and the consolidation of the country under one powerful national government. 'Let no one fear the states, the people are with us;' he declared to a Convention shocked by this radical proposal. With no one to support his motion, he settled for protecting the rights of the small states against the infringements of their larger, more populous neighbors who, he feared, would 'probably combine to swallow up the smaller ones by addition, division or impoverishment.' He warned that Delaware 'would become at once a cipher in the union' if the principle of equal representation embodied in the New Jersey (small-state) Plan was not adopted and if the method of amendment in the Articles was not retained. He favored giving Congress the right to vote state laws, making the federal legislature immune to popular whims by having senators hold office for nine years or during good behavior, and granting the U.S. President broad appointive powers. Outspoken, he threatened to lead the Delaware delegation out of the Convention if the rights of the small states were not specifically guaranteed in the new Constitution." The Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, commonly known as the Articles of Confederation, was the first governing document of the United States of America. ... The Articles of Confederation The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, commonly known as the Articles of Confederation, was the first governing document of the United States of America. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ...

Once those rights were assured, he led the ratification movement in Delaware which, partly as a result of his efforts, became the first state to ratify. Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ...

United States Senator

Following the adoption of the Federal Constitution of 1787, the Delaware General Assembly elected Read as one of its two U.S. Senators. His term began March 4, 1789, he was reelected in 1791, and resigned September 18, 1793. Read served with the pro-administration majority in the 1st and 2nd Congress, during the administration of U.S. President George Washington. As Senator he supported the assumption of state debts, establishment of a national bank, and the imposition of excise taxes. He resigned as Senator to accept an appointment as Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and served in that capacity until his death. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Constitution of the United States of America Page one of the original copy of the Constitution. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Federalist Party was an American political party during the First Party System, in the period 1793 to 1816, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. ... (Redirected from 1st United States Congress) Dates of Sessions 1789-1791 The first session of this Congress took place in New York City from March 4, 1789 to September 29, 1789. ... Independence Hall // The Second United States Congress was a meeting of the United States national legislature, comprised of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... The Supreme Court of Delaware is the sole appellate court in the United States state of Delaware. ...


Read's resignation from the U.S. Senate was before the first session of the 3rd Congress assembled, but it was not until February 7, 1795, 4 weeks before it adjourned, that Henry Latimer was elected to replace him. One of Delaware's U.S. Senate seats was, therefore, vacant from September 18, 1793 until February 7, 1795. Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Dates of Sessions 1793-1795 The first session of this Congress took place in Philadelphia from December 2, 1793 to June 9, 1794. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Dr. Henry Latimer (April 24, 1752 – December 19, 1819) was an American politician from the state of Delaware during the early years of the United States. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Death and legacy

Read died September 21, 1798 at New Castle, Delaware and was buried there, at the Immanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery. September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... The arms of the Episcopal Church are based on the Cross of St George, a symbol of England (mother of world Anglicanism), with a saltire reminiscent of the Cross of St Andrew in the canton in reference to the historical origins of the American episcopate in the Scottish Episcopal Church. ...


William T. Reid in his Life and Correspondence described Read as "tall, slightly and gracefully formed, with pleasing features and lustrous brown eyes. His manners were dignified, bordering upon austerity, but courteous, and at times captivating. He commanded entire confidence, not only from his profound legal knowledge, sound judgment, and impartial decisions, but from his severe integrity and the purity of his private character." However, a fellow delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 noted that "his legal abilities are said to be very great, but his powers of oratory are fatiguing and tiresome to the last degree; his voice is feeble and his articulation so bad that few can have patience to attend him." Historians like John Munroe have generally recognized that all in all, Read was the dominating figure in Delaware politics during his career, directly or indirectly providing consistent and reliable leadership to the new state in its most difficult times. [2] Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ...


On The Strand in New Castle, Delaware is the house built by his son, George Read, II. It is owned by the Delaware Historical Society, restored and opened to the public. New Castle also has a school named for him. Old New Castle Courthouse. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ...


Almanac

Elections were held October 1st. Members of the General Assembly took office on October 20th, or the following weekday. State Assemblymen had a one year term. The Legislative Council was created in 1776 and Legislative Councilmen had a three year term. The General Assembly chose the Continental Congressmen for a one year term and the State President for a three year term. They also chose the U.S. Senators, who took office March 4, and had a six year term. However, Read's first term was only two years to establish a rotation. The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... The Continental Congress is the label given to these two girls that i know. ... List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...

Public Offices
Office Type Location Elected Took Office Left Office notes
Attorney General Judiciary New Castle October 20, 1763 October 20, 1774
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1764 October 20, 1764 October 21, 1765
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1765 October 21, 1765 October 20, 1766
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1766 October 20, 1766 October 20, 1767
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1767 October 20, 1767 October 20, 1768
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1768 October 20, 1768 October 20, 1769
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1769 October 20, 1769 October 20, 1770
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1770 October 20, 1770 October 21, 1771
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1771 October 21, 1771 October 20, 1772
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1772 October 20, 1772 October 20, 1773
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1773 October 20, 1773 October 20, 1774
Delegate Legislature Philadelphia August 2, 1774 March 16, 1775 Continental Congress
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1774 October 20, 1774 October 20, 1775
Delegate Legislature Philadelphia March 16, 1775 October 21, 1775 Continental Congress
Assemblyman Legislature New Castle 1775 October 20, 1775 June 15, 1776
Delegate Legislature Philadelphia October 21, 1775 November 7, 1776 Continental Congress
Delegate Convention New Castle August 27, 1776 September 21, 1776 State Constitution
Councilman Legislature Dover 1776 October 28, 1776 October 20, 1779 Speaker
Delegate Legislature Philadelphia November 7, 1776 December 17, 1776 Continental Congress
Delegate Legislature Baltimore December 20, 1776 February 22, 1777 Continental Congress
State President Executive Dover October 20, 1777 March 31, 1778 Acting
Assemblyman Legislature Dover 1780 October 20, 1780 October 20, 1781
Assemblyman Legislature Dover 1781 October 20, 1781 October 20, 1782
Councilman Legislature Dover 1782 October 20, 1782 October 20, 1785
Councilman Legislature Dover 1785 October 20, 1785 October 20, 1788
Delegate Convention Philadelphia May 14, 1787 September 17, 1787 U.S. Constitution
U.S. Senator Legislature New York March 4, 1789 March 3, 1791
U.S. Senator Legislature Philadelphia March 4, 1791 September 18, 1793 resigned
Chief Justice Judiciary Dover September 30, 1793 September 21, 1798 State Supreme Court
Delaware General Assembly service
Dates Assembly Chamber Majority Governor Committees District
1776-1777 1st Legislative Council non-partisan John McKinly Speaker New Castle at-large
1777-1778 2nd Legislative Council non-partisan Caesar Rodney Speaker New Castle at-large
1778-1779 3rd Legislative Council non-partisan Caesar Rodney New Castle at-large
1780-1781 5th House of Assembly non-partisan Caesar Rodney New Castle at-large
1781-1782 6th House of Assembly non-partisan John Dickinson New Castle at-large
1782-1783 7th Legislative Council non-partisan Nicholas Van Dyke New Castle at-large
1783-1784 8th Legislative Council non-partisan Nicholas Van Dyke New Castle at-large
1784-1785 9th Legislative Council non-partisan Nicholas Van Dyke New Castle at-large
1785-1786 10th Legislative Council non-partisan Nicholas Van Dyke New Castle at-large
1786-1787 11th Legislative Council non-partisan Thomas Collins New Castle at-large
1787-1788 12th Legislative Council non-partisan Thomas Collins New Castle at-large
United States Congressional service
Dates Congress Chamber Majority President Committees Class/District
1789-1991 1st U.S. Senate Pro-Administration George Washington class 1
1791-1793 2nd U.S. Senate Pro-Administration George Washington class 1
1793-1975 3rd U.S. Senate Pro-Administration George Washington class 1

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Notes

  1. ^ vacant from September 18, 1793 until February 7, 1795.
  2. ^ Munroe, John A. (1993). History of Delaware. 

September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

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Images

  • Hall of Governors Portrait Gallery [2] Portrait courtesy of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover.

External links

  • Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress [3]
  • Delaware’s Governors [4]
  • Find a Grave [5]
  • History of Delaware 1609-1888 [6]
  • Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence [7]
  • Russell Pickett biography [8]
  • The Political Graveyard [9]
  • Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution [10]

Places with more information

  • George Read House and Gardens [11] 42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware (302)322-8411
  • Historical Society of Delaware [12] 505 Market St., Wilmington, Delaware (302) 655-7161
  • Immanuel Episcopal Church [13] 100 Harmony St., New Castle, Delaware (302) 328-2413
  • University of Delaware Library [14] 181 South College Ave., Newark, Delaware (302) 831-2965
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