Whipple, William

Whipple, William, 1730–85, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Kittery, Maine. Whipple, who had been a sea captain, was a merchant of Portsmouth, N.H., before he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Hampshire (1776–79) and as commander in the Saratoga campaign (1777).

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