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

Representative Abraham Baldwin

Abraham Baldwin

Drawing (1807) by Robert Fulton

Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Representative Abraham Baldwin
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Life dates: 22 November 1754-4 March 1807
Place of Residence (1789): Augusta, Georgia
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: North Guilford, Connecticut
Age (March 4, 1789): 34
Religion (1789): Lapsed Congregationalist
College Education: Yale
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: Yes
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1799
Senate Service: 1799-1807
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