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  Waln, Robert
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NameRobert Waln
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born February 21, 1765
Died January 24, 1836 (70 years)
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Jan 28, 2007 08:33pm
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InfoWALN, Robert, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 22, 1765; received a limited schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits and in East India and China trade; member of the State legislature for several years; member of the city council of Philadelphia and served as president of the select council; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Swanwick; reelected to the Sixth Congress and served from December 3, 1798, to March 3, 1801; became interested in the operation of ironworks and during the War of 1812 erected a cotton factory in Trenton; served as president of the Philadelphia Insurance Co. and as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania; died in Philadelphia, January 24, 1836; interment in Friends’ Arch Street Burial Ground.

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