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

Senator John Schuyler

Major General Philip John Schuyler (1733-1804)

Painting (1792) by John Trumbull (1756-1843)

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John Schuyler
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Life dates: 11 November 1733-18 November 1804
Place of Residence (1789): Albany, New York
Occupation (1789): Merchant; Speculator
Place of Birth: Albany, New York
Age (March 4, 1789): 55
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress, Colonial Legislature, Second Continental Congress, State Legislature
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: 1791
Additional Senate Service: 1797-1798
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