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GRAEME, Thomas, physician, born in Balgowan, Scotland, 20 October, 1688; died in Graeme Park, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 September, 1772. It e came to this country in 1717, in the company of Sir William Keith, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. Having previously studied medicine, shortly after his arrival he entered on its practice in Philadelphia, occupying a prominent place in his profession throughout his life. In 1727 he was appointed naval officer at Philadelphia, was again chosen in 1741, and continued to fill the offce for over twenty years thereafter. In February, 1726, he became a member of the provincial council, in 1731 a justice of the Supreme Court, in which office he served several years, in 1749 was chosen the first president of St. Andrew's society, and in 1751-'3 was physician to the Pennsylvania hospital, of which charity he was one of the founders. He was one of the early members of the American philosophical society of Philadelphia.
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