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Society of the Cincinnati
Politician members in Delaware

  Richard Howell (1754-1802) — of Gloucester County, N.J. Born in Newark, New Castle County, Del., October 23, 1754. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Gloucester County, 1787; Governor of New Jersey, 1793-1801; chancellor of New Jersey court of chancery, 1793-1801. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., April 28, 1802 (age 47 years, 187 days). Interment at Friends Burying Ground, Trenton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Howell and Sarah (Bond) Howell; married 1799 to Keziah Burr; grandfather of Daniel Agnew and Varina Howell (who married Jefferson Finis Davis); second great-grandfather of Howell Morgan; third great-grandfather of Cecil Morgan.
  Political family: Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Robert Milligan McLane (1815-1898) — also known as Robert M. McLane — of Baltimore, Md.; Paris, France. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 23, 1815. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1845; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1847-51, 1879-83; candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1852-56; U.S. Diplomatic Commissioner to China, 1854; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1859-60; France, 1885-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1876 (speaker); member of Maryland state senate, 1878-80; Governor of Maryland, 1884-85. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Paris, France, April 16, 1898 (age 82 years, 297 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Louis McLane and Catherine Mary (Milligan) McLane; married to Georgine Urquhart; uncle of Robert Milligan McLane (1867-1904).
  Political family: McLane family of Baltimore, Maryland (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Roche (1754-1821) — of New Castle County, Del. Born in County Cork, Ireland, April 10, 1754. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; merchant; delegate to Delaware state constitutional convention, 1791; member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County, 1798. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died April 6, 1821 (age 66 years, 361 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Stockton (1781-1846) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in New Castle County, Del., April 1, 1781. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate to Whig National Convention from Delaware, 1839 (member, Balloting Committee); Governor of Delaware, 1845-46; died in office 1846. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died, of heart disease, in New Castle County, Del., March 1, 1846 (age 64 years, 334 days). Interment at Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del.
  Relatives: Second cousin of John Stockton.
  See also National Governors Association biography
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