William Findley, by Rembrandt Peale, 1805.
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Oil on canvas of William Findley, with shoulder length, salt and pepper hair. He is wearing a dark suit and ascot.

Credit: Independence National Historical Park

A native of Ireland, William Findley (1742-1821) immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1763 where he farmed in Cumberland County for twenty years. In 1783, he moved his family to Westmoreland County near Pittsburgh, where he soon became a political champion for western Pennsylvania.

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