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

Representative George Mathews

Life dates: 30 August 1739-30 August 1812
Place of Residence (1789): Wilkes County, Georgia
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Augusta County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 49
Religion (1789): Episcopalian
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Widowed
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
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