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

Senator Joseph Stanton, Jr.

Life dates: 19 July 1739-11 September 1807
Place of Residence (1789): Charlestown, Rhode Island
Occupation (1789): Farmer
Place of Birth: Charlestown, Rhode Island
Age (March 4, 1789): 49
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: Colonial Legislature (1768-70)
State Legislature (75-76, 78-90)
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Anti
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low/Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1793
Additional House Service: 1801-07
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