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

Representative George Thatcher

George Thatcher

Print by Henry Williams (1787-1830), artist

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

George Thatcher
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Life dates: 12 April 1754-6 April 1824
Place of Residence (1789): York County, [Maine]
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Age (March 4, 1789): 34
Religion (1789): 'Deism'
College Education: Harvard
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: Confederation Congress
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) Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1799

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