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

Senator John Henry

Life dates: 1750-16 December 1798
Place of Residence (1789): "Weston", Dorchester County, Maryland
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: "Westover", Dorchester County, Maryland
Age (March 4, 1789): 35
Religion (1789): Episcopalian
College Education: Princeton
Middle Temple, London
Marital Status (1789): Widowed
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Continental Congress (1778-78, 1780, 1785-86)
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 Senate: 1797
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