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

Representative Jonathan Sturges

Life dates:

23 August 1740-4 October 1819

Place of Residence (1789):

Fairfield, Connecticut

Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Fairfield, Connecticut
Age (March 4, 1789): 43
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Yale
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: 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) Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1793
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