Boudinot, Elias

born May 2, 1740, Philadelphia, Pa.
died Oct. 24, 1821, Burlington, N.J., U.S.

U.S. public official.

He became a lawyer in 1760. Though a conservative Whig, he supported the American Revolution. He was president of the Continental Congress in 1782–83 and later served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1789–95) and as director of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia (1795–1805).

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▪ American politician
born May 2, 1740, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [U.S.]
died October 24, 1821, Burlington, New Jersey, U.S.

      American lawyer and public official who was involved in the American Revolution.

      Boudinot became a lawyer and attorney-at-law in 1760. He was a leader in his profession, and, though he was a conservative Whig, he supported the American Revolution. He became a member of the Revolutionary Party at the outbreak of the war, serving first as deputy in the New Jersey provincial assembly and then as one of New Jersey's representatives in the Continental Congress. After the establishment of the government of the United States of America, Boudinot served for six years (1789–95) as a member of the national House of Representatives (Representatives, House of). He became director of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia in 1795 and held that position for 10 years.

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