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American politician

AmericanBorn William BINGHAM

American statesman, President pro tempore of the United States Senate

Born on April 8, 1752 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA , United States

Died on February 6, 1804 in Bath, England

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William Bingham was born on 8 March 1752 in Philadelphia. He graduated from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1768.

Bingham first travelled to Europe in 1773, and upon returning to America joined the Philadelphia Society. On 3 July 1776, he left America aboard the Reprisal frigate. During this voyage, he captured several British ships, made friends with French merchants at Martinique, and returned in 1777 to America with several full loads of munitions, guns, and other vital goods necessary for the fighting of a war. He was sent on several more diplomatic missions by the American Congress to France, where he met with American informant Silas Deane.


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