William Findley

Findley, William, a politician, was born in the north of Ireland, about 1750. He went to America in early life, served in the Revolutionary war, and at its close moved to Western Pennsylvania. A fluent speaker, he before long became a noted politician, entered the legislature, was a member of the State Constitution Convention, and was afterwards a member of Congress for more than one term. He opposed the adoption of the United States Constitution, and was a supporter of Jefferson. He published a Review of the Funding System in 1794, a History of the Insurrection in Western Pennsylvania in 1796, and Observations, in which he vindicated religious liberty. He died in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 5th April 1821.


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