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George Read

bornactivedied
1733, Sep 181753-17981798, Sep 21
an American lawyer and politician from New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Dela...
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Joseph Reed [2]

bornactivedied
1741, Aug 271770-17841785, Mar 5
a lawyer, military officer and statesman of the Revolutionary Era who lived the majority of his life in Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and, while in Congress, signed the Articles of Confederation. He served as President of Pennsylvania's Supreme Executive Council, a position analogous to the modern office of Governor.
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Maximilien Robespierre

borndied
1758, May 61794, Jul 28
a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. By making himself the embodiment of virtue and of total commitment, he took control of the Revolution in its most radical and bloody phase – the Jacobin republic. His goal in the Terror was to use the guillotine to create...
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Caesar Rodney

bornactivedied
1728, Oct 71755-17841784, Jun 25
an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Delaware militia during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President of Delaware during most of the American Revolu...
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Pierre Romain

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1751, Oct 301785, Jun 15
a French lawyer , physicist, chemist and aeronaut. He met Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier in August 1784 and began studying a balloon capable of crossing the English Channel. A simple balloon does not allow a trip so long (it would be impossible to transport all the hay necessary for heating), they develop a combination of balloon and gas balloon , they ca...
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Joaquin Rubio y Munoz

aka: Joaquín Rubio y Muñoz
borndied
17881874
a Spanish lawyer who was a noted antiquarian and numismatist in the city of Cádiz, Spain. He built up a library of manuscripts and rare books and in particular was known for his extensive collection of ancient coins and medals, many of which are now in museums in Spain and Denmark. Fifty letters written to Joaquín by the liberal writer, intellectual and cr...
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John Rushworth

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1612 ca1690, May 12
an English lawyer, historian and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1657 and 1685. He compiled a series of works covering the English Civil Wars throughout the 17th century called Historical Collections and also known as the Rushworth Papers.
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John Rutledge

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1739, Sep 171760-17951800, Jul 23
the second Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. A lawyer and a judge, Rutledge was a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress and the Continental Congress, President and then Governor of South Carolina during the American Revolution, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was ...
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