Caswell, Richard (1729-1789)

Patriot, soldier, and politician.

His correspondence with Franklin concerned the Federal Constitutional Convention of 1787, to which Caswell was a delegate.

Member of the North Carolina Assembly (1754-71). Delegate to the Continental Congress (1774-76). Major general in the North Carolina militia (1780-83). Governor of North Carolina (1776-78, 1785-87).

Born in Cecil County, Maryland.