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

Representative Lambert Cadwalader

Portrait of Colonel Lambert Cadwalader (1743-1823)

Painting (1771) by Charles Willson Peale

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Life dates: 1742-13 September 1823
Place of Residence (1789): "Greenwood", near Trenton, New Jersey
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: near Trenton, New Jersey
Age (March 4, 1789): 47
Religion (1789): Quaker
College Education: College of Philadelphia [University of Pennsylvania]  (Did not graduate)
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Officer, Continental Army
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) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
Additional House Service: 1793-94
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