George Clymer Biography

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Born in Philadelphia in 1739, George Clymer was an orphan from a young age, raised by his aunt and uncle. George Clymer was informally educated, his exact schooling in unknown. Following an accounting apprenticeship, Clymer’s uncle brought his nephew up as a merchant and when his uncle passed, Clymer took over his uncle’s mercantile firm. Once Clymer had established himself as a merchant, he merged his firm with that of a prominent, wealthy family, the Merediths. Clymer went on to wed his partner’s daughter. As Clymer grew older, his business was impacted by British economic limitations which led to Clymer’s adoption of the Revolutionary cause. Upon embracing the rebels’ cause George Clymer served on numerous revolutionary committees, was
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