John McKinly (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Dr. John McKinly was an American physician and politician from Wilmington, Delaware. He was a veteran of the French and Indian War, served in the Delaware General Assembly, was the first elected President of Delaware, and for a time was a member of the Federalist Party.

Born: February 24, 1721, Ulster, Ireland
Died: August 31, 1796, Wilmington, Delaware
Political party: Federalist
Spouse(s): Jane Richardson
Residence: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Occupation: Politician
Profession: Physician
Religion: Presbyterian
Preceded by: Office established
Succeeded by: Thomas McKean

About John McKinly

Member of the Federalist Party who became the first elected President of Delaware in 1777. He also served in the Delaware General Assembly.

Before Fame

He was a physician and a lieutenant in the New Castle County militia, as well as a major in the French and Indian War.


He contributed to salaries of teachers at the University of Delaware.

Family Life

He married Jane Richardson in 1761.


Another politician who represented Delaware like him is Joe Biden.

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  • Delaware Federalists
  • People of colonial Delaware
  • Governors of Delaware
  • 18th-century American physicians
  • American Revolutionary War prisoners of war held by Great Britain
  • Kingdom of Ireland emigrants to the Thirteen Colonies
  • Members of the Delaware House of Representatives
  • American militia generals
  • 18th-century American politicians

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Latest information about John McKinly updated on August 30, 2020.

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