Clement Biddle

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Clement Biddle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1740 to John and Sarah. He married Mary in 1764. Their first child died at childbirth, there is no other information on what happened to Mary. He married Rebekah and they had for children, three of them made it to adulthood.

He served in the American Revolutionary War fighting in battles you may have hear of, let’s see how about the Battle of Princeton, the Battle of Brandywine, the Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Monmouth. He was the Commissary General at Valley Forge under George Washington. After the war he was made quarter-master general of the Pennsylvanian troops.

Now the all-important question, can you tell me one of the things he is written in the history books for? Again you’re in luck, he was the first U.S. Marshal for Pennsylvania serving again from 1789-1793. He died in Philadelphia on July 14th, 1814 at 74.

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Comments (11)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Record in tact, no clue. Check out my trivia for today. You could clean the slate! Enjoy your day! 

Jul 12, 2016 09:29 PM
James Dray

I did, just one short of getting a perfect score.

Jul 12, 2016 09:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As Wayne Martin said... no clue on this one, but the name Biddle itself rang a bell, James.

Jul 12, 2016 09:45 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Very interesting. I grew up in Philadelphia and never knew of him.

Jul 12, 2016 09:52 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

You are correct the battles but not the man.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 12, 2016 09:58 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

James Dray I have never heard of Clement, but again, you made my day with your bits of historical wisdom. Thanks!

Jul 12, 2016 11:13 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love his name, had no idea who or what he was, and once again I am enlightened.  A

Jul 13, 2016 05:53 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Clement Biddle lead an interesting life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 13, 2016 10:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I would have to say I had never heard of this gentleman!

Jul 13, 2016 12:50 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James

Some interesting information on Clement Biddle, quite a different last name and thanks for the read!

Jul 13, 2016 02:39 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, are always good at finishing the story. Thanks for my history lesson today. 

Jul 13, 2016 03:42 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  Thanks for the educating me about Clement Biddle.  I had no clue.

Jul 13, 2016 09:24 PM