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Richard Bassett

(1745 – 1815), b. Cecil Co., MD; desc. f. Augustine Herman –An American lawyer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a veteran of the American Revolution, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly, as Governor of Delaware, and as U.S. Senator from Delaware. A signer of the US Constitution.