Middleton, Arthur

Middleton, Arthur,

1742–87, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. near Charleston, S.C.; son of Henry Middleton. He was educated in England, returning to America in 1763. Middleton was elected (1776) to succeed his father as a delegate to the Continental Congress. He also fought at Charleston (1780), where he was captured by the British. After being exchanged, he again served (1781–83) in the Congress.
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Haunchwood Cricket Team (left), Chettle, Nuneaton 1920s, (back) Tommy Middleton, Arthur Jones, Wilf Cowburn, F Storer, David Gadsby, George Hodgkins, Derek Phillips, (front includes) Tommy Oldham, Harry Barnett, F Brown.
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