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

Representative Daniel Hiester

Daniel Hiester

Print (ca. 1810-1890) by unknown artist

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Life dates:

25 June 1747-7 March 1804

Place of Residence (1789): Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Occupation (1789): Farmer, Tanner
Place of Birth: Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Age (March 4, 1789): 41
Religion (1789): German Reformed Church
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices:
State Legislature, State Supreme Executive Council

Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low/Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1796
Additional House Service: 1801-1804
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