William Philips Deare (d. 1826)

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Person Record Title
William Philips Deare (d. 1826)
Identifier
NJS-PER-00008
Given Name
William Philips
Family Name
Deare
Death Date
February 1826
Sex
Male
Occupation
Legal
Government
Biographical Description
William Philips Deare was a lawyer in New Brunswick, NJ. He was an alumnus of Queen's College (later Rutgers), class of 1794. He was elected a trustee of the college in 1804 and served until his death in 1826; for most of that time he was the Secretary of the Board of Trustees (1807–1821). During this period he also served as the Clerk of Common Pleas for Middlesex County and was responsible for maintaining the county records related to enslaved people's births, manumissions, and removals from New Jersey.
Place of Significance
New Brunswick
Organization
Rutgers University
Relationship to Rutgers
Alumnus 1794
Trustee (1804-1826)
Secretary of the Board of Trustees (1807-1821)
Child of
Frances Phillips Deare
Jonathan Deare
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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