Thomas Fitzsimons

Thomas Fitzsimons(1741-1811)

Thomas Fitzsimons was born in Ireland, moving to America about 1760.

He lived in Philadelphia, where he was a prominent businessman.

He fought in the Revolutionary War, donating money to the patriots’ cause.  

Fitzsimons served in the Continental Congress and as a Pennsylvania state legislator.  

He did not say much at the Philadelphia Convention, although he attended regularly and favored a strong national government.

Fitzsimons served three terms in the House of Representatives but spent most of the rest of his life attending to his business interests.

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