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Ashe, Samuel (1725–1813), politician and judge in the United States of America, was born near Bath, Beaufort county, North Carolina, the son of John Baptista Ashe (d. 1734), a native of Wiltshire and a lawyer, and Elizabeth Swann (d. 1729). At the time of ...

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Samuel Chase (1741–1811) by John Wesley Jarvis, 1811 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Chase, Samuel (1741–1811), revolutionary politician and judge in the United States of America, was born on 17 April 1741 at his mother's home near Princess Anne, Somerset county, Maryland, the only child of the Revd Thomas Chase (c.1703–1779), Church of England...

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Duane, James (1733–1797), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born in New York city on 6 February 1733, the son of Anthony Duane (1682–1741), merchant of New York city, and Althea, née Kettletas. He was of Irish descent through his father and Dutch through his mother. He was associated in his law practice and political life with ...

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Dyer, Eliphalet (1721–1807), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 14 September 1721 at Windham, Connecticut, the second child, and only son, of Colonel Thomas Dyer (b. 1694), local political leader and shoemaker, and his wife, Lydia Backus. Born into the local oligarchy, ...

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Ellsworth, Oliver (1745–1807), revolutionary politician and jurist in the United States of America, was born on 29 April 1745 in Windsor, Connecticut, the second son of Captain David Ellsworth (1709–1782), farmer and militia officer, and Jemima Leavitt (1721–1790). His father intended him for the ministry and after preparing for college with the noted New Light clergyman ...

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Fischer, Abram [Bram] (1908–1975), communist revolutionary and barrister in South Africa, was born at Bloemfontein on 23 April 1908, the oldest of four sons and one daughter of Percy Ulrich Fischer (1878–1957), a Cambridge-educated barrister who was from 1939 to 1948 judge president of the ...

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Hawley, Joseph (1723–1788), lawyer and revolutionary leader, was born on 8 October 1723 in Northampton, Massachusetts, the first of two sons of Lieutenant Joseph Hawley (1682–1735), a trader and cattle drover, and Rebecca Stoddard (1686–1766). After attending local schools and being tutored by his first cousin ...

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Huntington, Samuel (1731–1796), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 5 July 1731 in the ‘Scotland society’ of Windham, Connecticut, the second son and fourth child of nine born to Nathaniel Huntington (1691–1767), farmer and tailor, and Mehetable Thurston (1700–1781)...

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Johnson, Thomas (1732–1819), judge and revolutionary politician in the United States of America, was born on 4 November 1732 near St Leonard's Creek in Calvert county, Maryland, the fifth child of Thomas Johnson (1702–1777), planter, and his wife, Dorcas (1705–1770), daughter of Joshua Sedgwick...