Richard Biddle

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Richard Biddle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1837 – July 21, 1840
Preceded by Harmar Denny
Succeeded by Henry Marie Brackenridge
Personal details
Born (1796-03-25)March 25, 1796
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died July 6, 1847(1847-07-06) (aged 51)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Anti-Masonic

Richard Biddle (March 25, 1796 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – July 6, 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-Mason, serving from March 4, 1837, until his resignation on July 21, 1840.[1]

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

Succeeded by
Henry Marie Brackenridge