Richard Biddle

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Richard Biddle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
1837–1840
Preceded by Harmar Denny
Succeeded by Henry Marie Brackenridge
Personal details
Born (1796-04-25)April 25, 1796
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died July 7, 1847(1847-07-07) (aged 51)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Anti-Masonic

Richard Biddle (March 25, 1796 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – July 7, 1847 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American author and politician.

Richard Biddle received a classical education and was admitted to the bar, practicing law in Pittsburgh. He went to England in 1827, and remained three years, publishing while there a critical Review of Captain Basil Hall's Travels in North America. He also published A Memoir of Sebastian Cabot, with a Review of the History of Maritime Discovery (London, 1831).

Biddle was twice elected to Congress, as an Anti-Masonic, serving from September 4, 1837, until his resignation in 1840.

Richard Biddle was the brother of American financier Nicholas Biddle, nephew of Congressman Edward Biddle and uncle of Congressman Charles John Biddle.

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Preceded by
Harmar Denny
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

1837–1840
Succeeded by
Henry Marie Brackenridge