John Inskeep

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John Inskeep (January 29, 1757 – December 18, 1834) was a mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving twice, from 1800 to 1801 and from 1805 to 1806.

He was born on his family's homestead near the Marlton section of Evesham Township, New Jersey.

As a member of the New Jersey militia, he took part in the Battle of Princeton and other engagements.

On October 20, 1800, he was elected mayor of Philadelphia, succeeding Robert Wharton, who had been reelected but declined to serve. From 1802 to 1805, he served as an Associate Judge of the Common Pleas.

In 1802, he was elected a director of the Insurance Company of North America, of which he served as president from 1806, on the death of Charles Pettit, to 1831, when he retired because of ill health.

He died in Philadelphia, where he is buried in Christ Church Burial Ground.

References[edit]

  • Henry Edward Wallace, Jr., "Sketch of John Inskeep, Mayor, and President of the Insurance Company of North America, Philadelphia", The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. 28, no. 2, 1904.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Wharton
Mayor of Philadelphia
1800–1801
Succeeded by
Matthew Lawler
Preceded by
Matthew Lawler
Mayor of Philadelphia
1805–1806
Succeeded by
Robert Wharton