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

Representative Benjamin Huntington

Benjamin Huntington

Print by Daniel Huntington (1816-1906)

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Life dates: 19 April 1736-16 October 1800
Place of Residence (1789): Norwich, Connecticut
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Norwich, Connecticut
Age (March 4, 1789): 52
Religion (1789): Congregationalist
College Education: Yale
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: State Legistlature
Mayor of Norwhich, CT
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) Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
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