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

Representative Josiah Parker

Col. Josiah Parker

Painting (ca. 1789) by John Ramage ( -1802)

Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Representative Josiah Parker
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Life dates: 11 May 1751-18 March 1810
Place of Residence (1789): Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Occupation (1789): Planter
Place of Birth: "Macclesfield", Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 37
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: none
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
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
Last year of continuous service in House: 1801
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