He was born on April 1, 1769 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. During the American Revolution, he was employed as an express rider. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Jamaica, Long Island, New York.
He was appointed the first postmaster of Jamaica, Long Island, New York on July 1, 1797, and he served until April 1, 1806. He was re-appointed on January 1, 1807, and he served until April 27, 1835.
- United States Congress. "Eliphalet Wickes (id: W000440)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Eliphalet Wickes at Find a Grave
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