CADWALADER, Lambert, a Delegate and a Representative from New Jersey; born near Trenton, N.J., in
1742; attended Dr. Alisons Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1760;
member of the common council of Philadelphia at the beginning of the Revolution; signed the
nonimportation agreement in 1765; delegate to the provincial convention in Pennsylvania in 1775 and
to the State constitutional convention in 1776; entered the Revolutionary Army and commanded a
regiment of The Greens; lieutenant colonel of the Third Pennsylvania Battalion in 1776; colonel of
the Fourth Pennsylvania Line; after being taken a prisoner at Fort Washington on the Hudson resigned
from the Army; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785, 1786 and 1787; elected as a
Pro-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); elected as a
Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); died on his
estate, Greenwood, near Trenton, N.J., September 13, 1823; interment in the Friends Burying
Ground, Trenton, N.J.
Bibliography[Rawle, William Henry]. Colonel Lambert
Cadwalader, of Trenton, New Jersey. [Philadelphia?: n.p., 1878].