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

Representative Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (1740-1809) with Mrs. Trumbull (Eunice Backus) (1749-1826) and Faith Trumbull (1769-1846)

Painting (1777) by John Trumbull (1756-1843)

Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery

Representative Jonathan Trumbull, Jr
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Life dates: 26 March 1740-7 August 1809
Place of Residence (1789): Lebanon, Connecticut
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Lebanon, Connecticut
Age (March 4, 1789): 48
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Harvard
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: Town Selectman
State Legislature
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/Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1795
Senate Service 1795-1796
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