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Archer, John

David L. Cowen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Medicine and Health. 874 words.

Archer, John (05 May 1741–28 September 1810), physician, patriot, and public official, was born in Maryland, either near Brinckley’s Mills, Cecil County, or near the present town of...

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Bartlett, Josiah

Frank C. Mevers.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Medicine and Health; State and Local Government. 1060 words.

Bartlett, Josiah (21 November 1729–19 May 1795), physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the son of Stephen Bartlett, a shoemaker, and...

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Brownson, Nathan

Edward J. Cashin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Medicine and Health; State and Local Government. 699 words.

Brownson, Nathan (14 May 1742–18 October 1796), physician and politician, was born in Woodbury, Connecticut, the son of Timothy Brownson and Abigail Jenner. He graduated from Yale College...

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Burnet, William

Maxine N. Lurie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Medicine and Health; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1067 words.

Burnet, William (02 December 1730–07 October 1791), physician, judge, and member of the Continental Congress, was born in Lyon’s Farms, a town located between Newark and Elizabethtown, New...

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Clarke, Parker

Ernest A. Clarke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Surgery; Military History. 1169 words.

Clarke, Parker (03 April 1748–25 March 1823), surgeon and soldier, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, the son of Parker Clarke and Lydia Phillips. In 1769 he married Judith Lunt; they had...

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Clarke, Sir (Percy) Selwyn Selwyn- [formerly Percy Selbourne Clarke] (1893–1976), medical officer and colonial governor

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1293 words.

Clarke, Sir (Percy) Selwyn Selwyn- [formerly Percy Selbourne Clarke] (1893–1976), medical officer and colonial governor, was born on 17 December 1893 at 67 Oakfield Road, Stroud Green,...

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Colden, Cadwallader

Mary Lou Lustig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Medicine and Health; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1917 words.

Colden, Cadwallader (07 February 1689–20 September 1776), physician, natural scientist, and lieutenant governor of New York, was born of Scottish parents in Ireland, where his mother (name...

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Fergusson, William (1795?–1846), physician and colonial governor

Christopher Fyfe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 962 words.

Fergusson, William (1795?–1846), physician and colonial governor, was born in Jamaica, the son of a Scottish father and a mother of African descent. His date of birth is derived from a...

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Gardiner, Silvester

Peter R. Virgadamo.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1262 words.

Gardiner, Silvester (29 June 1708–08 August 1786), physician and land magnate, was born in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the son of William Gardiner and Abigail Remington, members of a...

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Hampton, John Stephen (1806?–1869), surgeon and colonial governor

A. G. L. Shaw.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Surgery; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1457 words.

Hampton, John Stephen (1806?–1869), surgeon and colonial governor, is shown on his death certificate to have been born in 1810; however the British register of surgeons records his...

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