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

Representative Jonathan Grout

Jonathan Grout

Print (ca. 1810-1890) by unknown artist

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Life dates: 23 July 1737-8 September 1807
Place of Residence (1789): Petersham, Massachusetts
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Age (March 4, 1789): 51
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Private Study
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Militia Commander
Prior Political Offices: Local Office (1771-75)
Provincial Congress
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
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