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Joshua Maddox (died 1759)

University Affiliation:
  • Founder and Trustee 1749-1759
Biographical Summary:
  • Merchant
  • Common Councilman
  • County Judge

 

Joshua Maddox was born and educated in England. When he emigrated to America he lived briefly in New Jersey before settling in Philadelphia, where he became a successful merchant. Maddox married Mary Rudderow, the widow of wealthy Frenchman Nicholas Gaulan. He was also a Warden of Christ Church.

Maddox was politically active in Philadelphia. He was a member of the city's Common Council from 1739-1741, and then, from 1741 until his death in 1759, he served as a judge of various county courts.

Maddox was a founder and trustee of the College and Academy of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) until his death in 1759.

 

REFERENCES:
Matriculates, Alumni Record, University of Pennsylvania 1740-1900

 

 

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