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Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor (1879–1964) by George Charles Beresford, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Astor [née Langhorne], Nancy Witcher, Viscountess Astor (1879–1964), society hostess and politician, was born at Danville, Virginia, on 19 May 1879, the eighth child in a family of eleven. Her father, Chiswell Dabney Langhorne (1843–1919), a veteran of the American Civil War, had made his fortune in railway construction and bought an estate at ...

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Cary, Archibald (1721–1787), revolutionary politician in America, was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, the son of Henry Cary (1675?–1749) and his second wife, Anne Edwards of Surry county (d. in or before 1741). The Virginia Carys were relatives of the merchant Carys of ...

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Chew, Benjamin (1722–1810), jurist and politician in America, was born on 29 November 1722 at Maidstone on West River, Anne Arundel county, Maryland, one of the nine children of Samuel Chew (1693–1744), physician and jurist, and his first wife, Mary Galloway (1697–1734), daughter of ...

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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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Jay, John (1745–1829), revolutionary and politician in the United States of America, was born on 12 December 1745 in New York city, the sixth son of Peter Jay, merchant and gentleman, and Mary van Cortlandt. He was of French Huguenot descent through his father and Dutch through his mother. He was a lifelong Anglican/Episcopalian. After private tutoring ...

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Livingston, Robert R. (1746–1813), politician in the United States of America, was born on 27 November 1746 in Manhattan, New York city, the eldest son of eleven children of Robert Robert Livingston (1718–1775), lawyer and political leader, and his wife, Margaret (1724–1800), daughter of ...

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Gouverneur Morris (1752–1816) by Thomas Sully, 1808 courtesy of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia

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Morris, Gouverneur (1752–1816), revolutionary politician and diplomatist in the United States of America, was born on 31 January 1752 at Morrisania, Westchester county, New York, son of Lewis Morris jun. (d. 1762), New York landlord and politician, and his second wife, Sarah Gouverneur (...

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Pendleton, Edmund (1721–1803), revolutionary politician and judge in America, was born on 9 September 1721, probably in King and Queen county, Virginia, the youngest son of the planter Henry Pendleton (d. 1721) and Mary (1688–1770), the daughter of James Taylor and his second wife, ...

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Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth (1746–1825), politician and army officer in the United States of America, was born on 14 February 1746 in Charles Town, South Carolina, the son of Charles Pinckney (1699–1758), a leading planter and politician, and Elizabeth Lucas Pinckney (1722?–1793), an agricultural innovator. In 1753 ...

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Rodney, Caesar (1728–1784), revolutionary politician and army officer in America, was born on 7 October 1728 on a farm near Dover, in Kent county, Delaware. He was the eldest of eight children of Caesar Rodeney (1707–1745), a well-to-do planter, and his wife, Elizabeth (1709–1763)...

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Rush, Benjamin (1746–1813), physician and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 4 January 1746 in Byberry, Pennsylvania, the fourth of the seven children of John Rush (1712?–1751), a farmer and gunsmith, and Susanna Harvey, née Hall (1717?–1795). When Rush's father died at the age of thirty-nine in 1751, his mother, whom ...

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Rutledge, Edward (1749–1800), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 23 November 1749 in Charles Town, South Carolina, the seventh and youngest child of the Irish immigrant John Rutledge (d. 1750) and his wife, Sarah Hext (1724–1792). His father, a physician and planter, died when ...

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Rutledge, John (1739–1800), revolutionary politician in America, was born in Charles Town, South Carolina, in September 1739, the oldest of the seven children of the Irish immigrant John Rutledge (d. 1750) and his fifteen-year-old wife, Sarah Hext (1724–1792). The senior Rutledge was a planter and physician who gained his wealth through his wife's dowry. Their youngest child, ...

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Secord [née Ingersoll], Laura (1775–1868), United Empire loyalist and heroine, was born on 13 September 1775 in Main Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the first child of Thomas Ingersoll (1749–1812), merchant, and Elizabeth Dewey (1758–1784). Although he fought as a patriot during the American War of Independence and was later promoted to major in the ...

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Stephenson, Rowland (1782–1856), art collector, politician, and bankrupt, was born at sea between Florida and England on 19 May 1782 and baptized at St Andrew's Church, Holborn, London, on 2 August. He was the third surviving son and fifth of eight children of ...

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Thomas Sumter (1734–1832) by Rembrandt Peale, 1796 Independence National Historical Park

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Sumter, Thomas (1734–1832), revolutionary army officer and politician in the United States of America, was born on 14 July or 14 August 1734 in the Preddy's Creek settlement of Hanover county, Virginia, near present-day Charlottesville. Second of four children born to William Sumter...

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Tilghman, Matthew (1718–1790), planter and colonial politician, was born on 17 February 1718 at The Hermitage, Queen Anne's county, Maryland, the youngest of the nine children of Richard Tilghman (1673–1739), also a planter and politician, and Anna Maria (1677–1748), daughter of Philemon Lloyd...