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

Senator Philemon Dickinson

Brig.-Gen. Philemon Dickinson, member of the Continental Congress

Print (ca. 1885) by Albert Rosenthal (1863-1939)

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

Philemon Dickinson
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Life dates: 5 April 1739-4 February 1809
Place of Residence (1789): Trenton, New Jersey
Occupation (1789): Landholder
Place of Birth: Talbot County, Maryland
Age (March 4, 1789): 49
Religion (1789): [Non Practicing] Quaker
College Education: College of Philadelphia [University of Pennsylvania]
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress (1776)Confederation Congress [Delaware] (1782-83)
State Legislature
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Strong
Last year of continuous service in Senate: 1793
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