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Barton, William

Born: 1754 AD
Died: 1831 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Designers, Military Officer

1754 – William Barton is a US army officer in American Revolution was born 11th of April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1775 – Went to England, where he studied heraldry.

1779 – Returned to Pennsylvania and was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

1781 – Married Elizabeth Rhea, niece of Continental Congressman Jonathan Bayard Smith.

1781 – Barton published Observations on the Nature and Use of Paper Credit.

         – University of Pennsylvania awarded him an honorary Master of Arts degree.

1785 – College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton University) followed suit.

1786 – Barton published The True Interests of the United States and particularly of Pennsylvania considered with Respect to the Advantages Resulting from a State Paper Money.

1787 – Barton was elected to Benjamin Franklin’s American Philosophical Society.

1800 – William moved back to Lancaster.

1802 – Published a lengthy treatise entitled A Dissertation on the Freedom of Navigation and Maritime

Commerce and such Rights of States Relative Thereto, as are founded on the Law of Nations.

1813 – Barton published Memoirs of the life of David Rittenhouse.

1817 – William Barton died 21st of October in Lancaster.

William Barton designed Great Seal of Unites States of America.