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

Representative Elias Boudinot

Elias Boudinot IV

Painting (1784) by Charles Willson Peale

Courtesy of the Princeton University Art Museum

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Life dates: 2 May 1740-24 October 1821
Place of Residence (1789): Elizabethtown, New Jersey
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age (March 4, 1789): 48
Religion (1789): Presbyterian
College Education: Private Study
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Commissary General of Prisoners (civilian)
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
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: 1795
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