Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
September 21, 1737 May 9, 1791
Member of the Continental Congress of 1776
Provincial Councilor of New Jersey
Signer of the Declaration
Chairman of the Continental Navy Board
Designer of the American Flag
First native American composer of songs
Member of American Philosphical Society[sic]
Vestryman and organist of Christ Church, Philadelphia
A reorganizer of the post revolutionary church
Administrator of the School for Negroes
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First judge of the District Court in and for Pennsylvania District
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 39° 57.114′ N, 75° 8.895′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from N Independence Mall E 0 miles south of Arch Street. The marker is in the Christ Church Burial Ground on N Independence Mall E (5th) between Arch and Market Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Joseph Hewes (a few steps from this marker); George Ross (a few steps from this marker); Matthew Clarkson (a few steps from this marker); William Henry Drayton (a few steps from this marker); Major William Jackson - 40th Signer of the U.S. Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Mason (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Rush, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
More about this marker. This marker is just south of the footpath into the cemetery from Independence Mall E.
Also see . . . Francis Hopkinson Biography. ...Hopkinson is best known for his role as an ardent patriot during the American Revolution. After studying law under Benjamin Chew, he served as secretary to the Pennsylvanian Indian commission, as customs collector for the port of Newcastle in Delaware and then as a New Jersey Provincial Assemblyman. He resigned these last posts in 1776 because they conflicted with the revolutionary cause. In 1778 he was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress, and later was an active member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. His judicial posts included serving from 1779 until 1789 as a Judge of the Admiralty, appointed by the State of Pennsylvania, and then from 1790 to 1791 as a Judge of Pennsylvania's U.S. District (Submitted on October 14, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on October 14, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. 3. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on October 14, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.