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

Representative William Floyd

William Floyd

Painting (ca. before 1802) by Ralph E.W. Earl (1751-1801)

Courtesy of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, La.

Representative William Floyd
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Life dates: 17 December 1734-4 August 1821
Place of Residence (1789): "Brookhaven", Mastic, New York
Occupation (1789): Landholder
Place of Birth: "Brookhaven", Mastic, New York
Age (March 4, 1789): 54
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, County Militia
Prior Political Offices: First Continental Congress Second Continental Congress
State Legislature
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
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
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