|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
March 4, 1837 – July 21, 1840
|Preceded by||Harmar Denny|
|Succeeded by||Henry Marie Brackenridge|
|Born||March 25, 1796|
|Died||July 6, 1847 (aged 51)|
|Parent(s)||Charles and Hannah Biddle|
|Relatives||See Biddle family|
Richard Biddle received a classical education, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1811, and was admitted to the bar, practicing law in Pittsburgh. He went to England in 1827, and remained three years, publishing while there a critical Review of Captain Basil Hall's Travels in North America. He also published A Memoir of Sebastian Cabot, with a Review of the History of Maritime Discovery (London, 1831).
- Keller, William F. (1956). The Nation's Advocate: Henry Marie Brackenridge and Young America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.