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

Representative George Partridge

Geo. Partridge, mem. Cont. Congress Mass.

Drawing (ca. 1885) by David McNeely Stauffer (1845-1913)

Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

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Life dates: 8 February 1740-7 July 1828
Place of Residence (1789): Duxbury, Massachusetts
Occupation (1789): Teacher
Place of Birth: Duxbury, Massachusetts
Age (March 4, 1789): 49
Religion (1789): Congregationalist (?)
College Education: Harvard
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Minuteman Regiment
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress (1774-1775)
State Legislature
Confederation Congress
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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