Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The First Federal Congress

Representative John Brown

John Brown (1757-1837)

Painting (1792) by John Trumbull (1756-1843)

Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery

Representative John Brown
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Life dates: 12 September 1757-29 August 1837
Place of Residence (1789): Frankfurt, Virginia [Kentucky]
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Staunton, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 31
Religion (1789): Presbyterian
College Education: Liberty Hall Academy [Washington and Lee University]
College of New Jersey [Princeton University]
College of William and Mary
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Enlisted Man, Continental Army
Volunteer State Militia
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Moderate/Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1792
Senate Service: 1792-1805 [from Kentucky]
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