Joseph Galloway

U.S. Congressperson

1731 – 1803

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Who was Joseph Galloway?

Joseph Galloway was an American politician. Galloway became a Loyalist during the American War of Independence, after serving as delegate to the First Continental Congress from Pennsylvania. For much of his career in Pennsylvanian politics he was a close ally of Benjamin Franklin, and he became a leading figure in the colony. As a delegate to the Continental Congress Galloway was a moderate, and he proposed a Plan of Union which would have averted a full break from Britain. When this was rejected, Galloway moved increasingly towards Loyalism.

After 1778 he lived in Britain, where he acted as a leader of the Loyalist movement and an advisor to the government. Once Britain's Parliament granted American independence as part of the Peace of Paris many Loyalists went into forced exile and Galloway permanently settled in Britain.

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Born
1731
West River
Profession
Died
1803
Watford

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on July 23, 2013

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