VINING, John (1758-1802)

VINING, JOHN, a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Delaware; born in Dover, Kent County, Del., December 23, 1758; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1782 and commenced practice in New Castle County; Member of the Continental Congress 1784-1785; member, State house of representatives 1787-1788; elected to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793); was not a candidate for renomination in 1792; member, State senate 1793; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1793, to January 19, 1798, when he resigned; died in Dover, Del., in February 1802; interment in Episcopal Cemetery.

Historical Society of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
Papers: 1789-1802. 30 letters.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1 item (1790) in the Gratz collection.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1 item (1789) in the Charles Thomson papers; and 1 item (1791) in the George Washington papers.

National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC
Papers: At least 1 item (1791).

New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 2 letters (September 6, 1766; December 29, 1799) in the Emmet collection.