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Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (Delaware)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: little formal education

Occupation: lawyer

Political Affiliation: Anti-Administration; Pro-Administration

Religious Affiliation: Methodist

Summary of Religious Views:

Bassett, a devout Methodist, contributed financially to his church, and often held religious meetings at his estate.

Views on Religion & Politics:


According to Major William Pierce's eyewitness Characters in the convention of the States held at Philadelphia, May, 1787, "Mr. Bassett is a religious enthusiast, lately turned Methodist, and serves his Country because it is the will of the people that he should do so."

References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Robert E. Pattison, The Life and Character of Richard Bassett, Historical Society of Delaware, 1900



BASSETT, Richard, 1745-1815 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Richard Bassett (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
Richard Bassett (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army)
Richard Bassett (Delaware)
Richard Bassett (Colonial Hall)
Delaware Governor Richard Bassett (National Governors Association)

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