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date: 16 September 2019

Rodney, Caesarlocked

(07 October 1728–26 June 1784)
  • John A. Munroe

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Rodney, Caesar (07 October 1728–26 June 1784), Speaker of the colonial assembly and president of the state of Delaware, was born on a farm near Dover in Kent County, Delaware, the son of Caesar Rodeney, a planter, and Elizabeth Crawford. (His father and grandfather both spelled their name Rodeney.) Little is known of Rodney’s education except that in 1743 he attended the Latin school in Philadelphia....

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