RHOADS, Samuel, (1711 - 1784)


RHOADS, Samuel, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1711; received a limited schooling and became a carpenter and builder; member of the city council in 1741; member of the provincial assembly 1761-1764 and 1771-1774; commissioner to a conference of western Indians and the Six Nations at Lancaster, Pa., in 1761; Member of the Continental Congress in 1774; mayor of Philadelphia in 1774; founder and member of board of managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital 1751-1781; director of the Philadelphia Library; died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 7, 1784.