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

Senator Samuel Johnston

Samuel Johnston, member of the Continental Congress

Print (ca. 1885) by Max Rosenthal (1833-1918)

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

Samuel Johnston
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Life dates: 15 December 1733-17 August 1816
Place of Residence (1789): "Hayes", Chowan County, North Carolina
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Dundee, Scotland
Age (March 4, 1789): 65
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Yale
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices:

Colonial Legislature, Provincial Congress, State Legislature, Confederation Congress, State Governor

Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Strong
Last year of continuous service in Senate: 1793
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