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

Representative John Baptista Ashe

John Baptista Ashe

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Representative John Baptista Ashe
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Life dates: 1748-27 November 1802
Place of Residence (1789): Halifax County, North Carolina
Occupation (1789): Planter
Place of Birth: Rocky Point, New Hanover County, North Carolina
Age (March 4, 1789): 41
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer State Militia Officer
Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention:


Delegate to State Ratification Convention:


Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution:


Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low
Last year of continuous service in House: 1793
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