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Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784) was a a delegate to the Continental Congress from Delaware and a signer to the Declaration of Independence. Rodney served in the Delaware state militia during the French and Indian War and the Revolution. Rodney was sick towards the end of his life and was afflicted with painful and disfiguring skin cancer. Although he had left the Congress due to ill-health, he returned so that the Delaware delegation would have a majority favoring independence. Caesar Rodney is fondly remembered by all Americans and especially by citizens of Delaware. The state quarter depicts Caesar Rodney riding back to Philadelphia to cast the crucial vote for independence.