William Vernon

William Vernon (January 17, 1719 – December 22, 1806), of Newport, Rhode Island, was a New England trader who played a leading role in the Continental Congress' maritime activities during the American Revolution. As president of the Eastern Navy Board during the Revolution, he was responsible for building and outfitting the ships of the Continental Navy.

Read more about William Vernon:  Background, Newport Triangle Trade, Contributions To The American Revolution, Post-Revolution

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