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

Representative Hugh Williamson

Hugh Williamson, M.D. (1735-1819)

Sculpture (1816) by William John Coffee (1774-1846)

Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society

Hugh Williamson
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Life dates: 5 December 1735-22 May 1819
Place of Residence (1789): Edenton, North Carolina
Occupation (1789): Merchant; Doctor
Place of Birth: West Nottingham, Pennsylvania
Age (March 4, 1789): 54
Religion (1789): Presbyterian
College Education: College of Philadelphia [University of Pennsylvania]
University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: Yes
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
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: 1793
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