Silas Deane, George Washington and John Adams were all born just a few years apart. Like Adams and Washington he was a member of the Continental Congress and recognized the importance of developing a powerful navy for the colonies. Unlike Adams and Washington Deane is virtually unknown to the American public.

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George Washington
Born February 22, Virginia

Silas Deane
Born December 24, Groton, Connecticut.

John Adams
Born October 30, Massachusetts