William Malcolm (War Hero) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

William Malcolm

General William Malcolm was a New York City merchant and officer in the American Revolution. He commanded Malcolm’s Regiment, with Aaron Burr as his second in command.

Born: January 23, 1745, Glenrothes, Scotland
Died: September 01, 1791, New York City, New York, U.S.
Children: Richard Montgomery Malcolm, Samuel Bayard Malcolm
Parents: Richard Malcolm, Bt.

About William Malcolm

Scottish war hero who was a New York City merchant and officer during the American Revolution and served as commander of Malcolm’s Regiment.

Before Fame

He moved from Scotland to New York while in his twenties and worked as an import/export merchant.


He served on New York City’s Board of Aldermen in 1785 and in the New York Provincial Congress in 1786 & 1787.

Family Life

He married twice in 1765 and 1772.


He commanded George Washington‘s escort when he took the oath of office as America’s first President.

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