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...