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LATIMER, George, statesman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1750; died there, 12 June, 1825. He was educated at the College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania), and entered the Continental army, serving till 1777. He was a delegate to the Pennsylvania convention that ratified" the constitution of the United States in 1787, a member of the lower house of the legislature in 1792-'9 and its speaker for five years, a presidential elector in 1792, collector of customs in 1798-1804, and, during the war of 1812, a member of the Philadelphia committee of defence.
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