Edward Shippen, IV

Edward Shippen, IV

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Shippen, IV was a lawyer, judge, government official, and prominent figure in colonial and post-revolutionary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shippen was born in Philadelphia, the son of merchant Edward Shippen, III. He learned law from Tench Francis, Pennsylvania's attorney general. He married his mentor's daughter Margaret Francis in 1753, with whom he had nine children. In 1748 he went to London to complete his law studies at the Middle Temple, and, after returning to Philadelphia, was admitted to the bar. He was appointed judge of the admiralty court in 1755. Three years later he was elected to the city's common council. In 1762 he was appointed prothonotary of the supreme court, a post retained till the Revolution. He became a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Council in 1770. Shippen attempted to stay neutral in the American Revolution, hoping that the colonies and the mother country would be reconciledshow more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134904481
  • 9786134904483