Thomas Truxtun

Thomas Truxtun (or Truxton) (February 17, 1755 – May 5, 1822) was an American naval officer after the Revolutionary War, when he served as a privateer, who rose to the rank of commodore in the late eighteenth century and later served in the Quasi-War with France. He was one of the first six commanders appointed to the new US Navy by President Washington. During his naval career he commanded a number of famous U.S. naval ships, including USS Constellation and USS President. Later in civilian life he became involved with politics and was also elected as a sheriff.

Thomas Truxtun
Born(1755-02-17)February 17, 1755
Hempstead, New York
DiedMay 5, 1822(1822-05-05) (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Buried
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1794–1801
RankCommodore (USN)
Commands heldUSS Constellation
USS President
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War (as a privateer supporting the U.S.)
Quasi-War