Benjamin Tallmadge Biography
Birthday: February 25, 1754 (Pisces)
Born In: East Setauket, Brookhaven, New York, United States
Benjamin Tallmadge was an American military officer, politician, and spymaster. He is best remembered for his service in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War in which he acted as the leader of the Culper Ring. His management of the Ring offered accurate and timely intellectual advice to Washington and also set a high standard for the future clandestine intelligence operations. Tallmadge also fought in the battles of the White Plains and Long Island. As a dragoon, he participated in battles of the Germantown, Monmouth and Brandywine as well. After the war, he became a Federalist Party associate of United States House of Representatives and represented Connecticut's at-large congressional district. He also became the first ever president of Phoenix Branch Bank as well as an original member of the New York Society of the Cincinnati. A graduate of the Yale University, Tallmadge was first tutored by his father, who was a Congregational minister. He also served as a headmaster of a high school before joining the military. On a personal note, the American military officer married twice in his lifetime and had seven kids. Till date, several buildings, trails, and districts have been named in honor of Tallmadge. He has been featured in many video games, television series, and novel series in the recent years.