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Gray, George 1725-

Patriot; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 26, 1725; became a member of the board of war in 1777, and later was chairman of that body till the conclusion of peace. He wrote the celebrated Treason resolutions. He died near Philadelphia in 1800.

Lawyer; born in New Castle, Del., May 4, 1840; graduated at Princeton College in 1859; studied law at the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1863. He practised at New Castle in 1863-69, and afterwards at Wilmington. In 1879-85 he was attorney-general of Delaware; and when Senator Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Secretary of State he was elected to fill the unexpired term in the United States Senate, and was re-elected in 1887 and in 1893. He was a member of the committees on foreign relations, judiciary, and patents. In the Presidential campaign of 1896 he was affiliated with the National (gold-standard) Democratic party. In 1898 he was first appointed a member of the Anglo-American commission (q. v.), and soon afterwards one of the commissioners to negotiate peace between the United States and Spain. On Oct. 17, 1900, he was appointed one of the American members of The Hague Arbitration Commission.

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