Thomas Mifflin (January 10, 1744 – January 20, 1800) was an American merchant, soldier, and politician from Pennsylvania, who is regarded as a Founding Father of the United States for his roles during and after the American Revolution. Mifflin signed the United States Constitution, was the first governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1790 to ...
Mifflin continued to be inundated by allegations of his misconduct until finally resigning his commission in February 1779. Mifflin returned to Pennsylvania following his military service. He served once again as a delegate to the Continental Congress and was elected its President in 1783.
The 20th day of December 1790 marked Thomas Mifflin's Presidency and first governance. He finally returned to the legislature when Thomas McKean had succeeded him on the 17th day of December in the year 1799.
Although he was involved in a plot to remove George Washington as Commander-in-Chief, he participated in the Constitutional Convention and signed the document, and is a Founding Father. Thomas Mifflin was an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
In 1776 the General Thomas Mifflin Privateer, was commissioned in his honor and it was piloted by Captain Daniel McNeill. Within one year, the General Thomas Mifflin’s war exploits against the British were remarkable to the extent that the French Navy exchanged of salutes with Captain McNeill at Brest, in the summer of 1777.
Mifflin and his wife Sarah Morris, 1773 portrait by John Singleton Copley Personal life [ change | change source ] Although Mifflin's family had been Quakers for four generations, he was expelled from the Religious Society of Friends when he joined the Continental Army, because his involvement with the military contradicted that faith's ...
He stood in front of Mifflin, his former aide-de-camp and Quartermaster General, and asked to be relieved of his duties as Commander-in-Chief. Thomas Mifflin accepted the resignation of George Washington. The Treaty of Paris. Just three weeks later Mifflin was having trouble calling together a quorum of delegates.
Thomas Mifflin (January 10, 1744 – January 20, 1800) was an American merchant, soldier, and politician from Pennsylvania, who is regarded as a Founding Father of the United States for his roles during and after the American Revolution.
After leaving office, Mifflin joined the state legislature, serving until his death in 1800 at the age of fifty-six. At the time of his death, he was the target of a suit by creditors that exposed him as bankrupt, resulting in the state legislature paying the expenses for his burial in Lancaster.
A member of the fourth generation of a Pennsylvania Quaker family who had emigrated from England, Mifflin was born at Philadelphia in 1744, the son of a rich merchant and local politician.