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  Caswell, Richard
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NameRichard Caswell
Address Dobbs County
, North Carolina , United States
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Born August 03, 1729
DiedNovember 10, 1789 (60 years)
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifedChronicler
Sep 10, 2006 09:50am
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InfoCASWELL, Richard, a Delegate from North Carolina; born in Harford (now Baltimore) County, Md., August 3, 1729; moved to North Carolina in 1746; appointed deputy surveyor of the colony in 1750; clerk of the court of Orange County 1752-1754; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1754 and commenced practice in Hillsboro, N.C.; member of the colonial house of delegates 1754-1771, and served as speaker the last two years; commanded the right wing of Governor Tryon’s army at the Battle of Alamance in 1771; served in the Revolutionary Army; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1775; commanded the patriots at the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, North Carolina, February 23, 1776; appointed brigadier general of the New Bern District by the Provincial Congress in 1776; delegate to the State constitutional convention and its president in 1776; Governor of North Carolina 1776-1780; commanded the North Carolina troops at the Battle of Camden in 1780; comptroller general in 1782; member of the State senate 1782-1784 and served as speaker; again elected Governor in 1785 and served until 1787; appointed delegate from North Carolina to the convention that framed the Federal Constitution in 1787, but did not attend; member of the State convention at Fayetteville, N.C., that adopted the Federal Constitution in 1789; member and speaker of the State house of commons in 1789 and served until his death in Fayetteville, N.C., November 10, 1789; interment in the family cemetery on his estate near Kinston, Lenoir County, N.C.

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  11/02/1789 NC State Senate Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/00/1786 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/00/1785 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/25/1784 NC State Senate Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/19/1784 NC State Senate Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/18/1783 NC State Senate Speaker Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/27/1782 NC State Senate Speaker - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  00/00/1779 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  00/00/1778 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  00/00/1777 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  00/00/1776 NC Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/03/1775 NC Continental Congress Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
  04/05/1775 NC Continental Congress Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
  08/25/1774 NC Continental Congress Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
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