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Dyer, Eliphalet (1721–1807), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America

Harold E. Selesky

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/68545

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Dyer, Eliphalet (1721–1807), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 14 September 1721 at Windham, Connecticut, the second child, and only son, of Colonel Thomas Dyer (b. 1694), local political leader and shoemaker, and his wife, Lydia Backus. Born into the local oligarchy, ...

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