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

Representative Theodorick Bland

Theodorick Bland

by Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770-1852)

Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Life dates: 21 March 1742-1 June 1790
Place of Residence (1789): "Cawsons", Prince George County, Virginia
Occupation (1789): Planter
Place of Birth: "Cawsons", Prince George County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 46
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Wakefield Academy (Yorkshire, England )
University of Edinburgh
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: Continental Congress
State Legislature
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: 1790
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