|From The Book of trades, or Library of the useful arts. Part I. Published by Jacob Johnson, and for sale at his book-store in Philadelphia, and in Richmond Virginia. 1807|
Next, Share 14 transferred to Samuel Anderson, a military officer, physician, and politician. Anderson had an illustrious career in the navy, where he was named assistant surgeon in 1799 by President Adams and then saw promotion to full surgeon a year later. During the War of 1812 he formed the all-volunteer Mifflin Guards and ultimately rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Not one to settle for a single occupation, Anderson began serving as surgeon on the famous USS Hornet in 1824, at the same time that he was serving as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives! He would ascend to the position of Speaker of the House by 1833 and later find employment as Sheriff of Delaware County, customs inspector, and justice of the peace.
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