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GRAHAM, Henry Hale, jurist, born in London, England, 1 July, 1731 ; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 January 1790. He came to this country with his father, William Graham, in 1733, and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania He became a lawyer, and was a man of large influence in the province, he held the office of register, recorder, prothonotary, and clerk of the several courts of Chester County, and from 1761 till 1789 was one of the judges of the courts of the County. During the latter year Delaware County was created, and he was "commissioned president judge of its court of common pleas. In 1790 he was chosen a delegate to the constitutional convention of the state, and died during the sitting of the convention, which body, out of respect to his memory, adjourned, and sent three of their members to Chester to attend his funeral.
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