12/17/1790 - 03/10/1855

ROCKHILL, Thomas Cadwalader, Sr., a Representative from Philadelphia City; born, December 17, 1790 in Pittstown, Hunterdon County, NJ.; corporal, First (Biddle) Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia (1814, War of 1812); partner, Thomas C. Rockhill & Co., dry goods business (1815-1840); director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1834-1835); treasurer, Philadelphia Board of Trade (1839); partner, Rockhill, Smith & Co., dry goods business (1841-1855); partner, T.C. Rockhill & Morris, western produce dealers (1841-1855); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1843 term; member, Committee on Police, Philadelphia (1844); died, March 10, 1855 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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