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RODNEY, Daniel, senator, born in Delaware in 1764; died there, 2 September, 1846. He was the great-grandson of William Rodney, the first of the family to come to this country, and a second cousin of Caesar Augustus Rodney. He was a presidential elector in 1809, and governor of Delaware in 1814-'17. He received the electoral vote of that state for vice-president in 1821, was elected to congress, serving from 2 December, 1822, till 3 March, 1824. He was appointed United States senator from Delaware, to fill the uncompleted term of Nicholas Van Dyke, deceased, and served from 4 December, 1826, till 23 January, 1827.
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