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

Representative John Laurance

John Laurance

Painting (1792) by John Trumbull (1756-1843)

Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society

Representative John Laurance
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Life dates: 1750-11 November 1810
Place of Residence (1789): New York, New York
Occupation (1789): Lawyer; Speculator
Place of Birth: Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Age (March 4, 1789): 39
Religion (1789): Episcopal
College Education: Private Study
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Confederation Congress
City Alderman
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: 1793
Senate Service: 1796-1800
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