By: Jasmine Gump
Mifflin's Early Life
The American Revolution
In the Revolutionary War, Mifflin left the Continental Congress to serve in the Continental Army. He was commissioned as major, then became George Washington's, aide- de- camp. August 14, 1775 Washington appointed him to become the army's first Quartermaster General under order of Congress. His leadership in battle gained him promotions to colonel and then brigadier general.
Major Life Events
- In the Pennsylvania legislature (1772-76), Mifflin championed the colonial position against the crown.
- In 1774 he attended the Continental Congress (1774-76).
- Late in 1775 he became a colonel.
- May 1776 a brigadier general.
- He took part in the Battles of Long Island, NY, Trenton, NJ, and Princeton, NJ.
- In December 1783 he recieved the postition as president.
- In 1787 he was chosen to take part in the Constitutional Convention.