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

Representative Aedanus Burke

Aedanus Burke

Print from a painting by Max Rosenthal (ca. 1810-1890)

Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

Image Information and Source

Life dates: 1743-30 March 1802
Place of Residence (1789): Charleston, South Carolina
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: County Galeway, Ireland
Age (March 4, 1789): 46
Religion (1789): St. Omer's Seminary, French Flanders
College Education: Private Study
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature (1782-89)
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Anti
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
Next Topic
Go to Exhibit Home
First Federal Congress Project
  Table of Contents