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Hugh Williamson
Date: 1735 - 1819
Remarks: In 1768 he was elected to the American Philisophical Society and with his close friend Benjamin Franklin. He conduted numerous scientific investigations. After this hiatus from medicine, he resumed practice and tended to the sick and wounded American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. He was a delegate to the Continential Congress of 1782 and 1787. In 1789, he was elected to the 1st Congress and served until 1793. Afterwards, he returned to NYC. He was then an active member of the New-York Historical Society