Major General Thomas Mifflin

The Army’s First Quartermaster General and the First Governor of Pennsylvania


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About the Book

While many of the Founding Fathers are household names, there are lesser known founders who were also instrumental in the establishment of the United States of America. This book presents the comprehensive biography of one such neglected founder, Pennsylvania’s Thomas Mifflin. With the sole exception of George Washington, Thomas Mifflin was the only founder to rise to both the highest military rank in the American army—major general—as well as the highest position in the new nation’s civilian government—President of the Continental Congress. George Washington’s first military aide and the first Quartermaster General of the Continental Army, Mifflin signed both the U.S. constitution and the peace treaty with Great Britain, which ended the Revolutionary War. He was elected the first governor of Pennsylvania, and re-elected twice by landslide margins.
Despite these achievements, scholarship on the life of Thomas Mifflin remains scarce, and he remains anything but a household name. Drawing on all available primary sources and a wealth of secondary sources, this exhaustively researched biography endeavors to fill these gaps, presenting the life, milestones and legacy of an influential, oft-neglected Founding Father.

About the Author(s)

Robert Ernest Hubbard is a retired professor from Albertus Magnus College and an adjunct faculty member in the college’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program. Webmaster of websites on General Israel Putnam and on entertainer Phil Silvers, he lives in Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Robert Ernest Hubbard
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9202-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5446-1
Imprint: McFarland