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

Representative George Clymer

George Clymer

Painting (c. 1807-1810) by unknown artist (Copy after Charles Willson Peale)

Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Life dates: 16 March 1739-24 January 1813
Place of Residence (1789): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age (March 4, 1789): 49
Religion (1789): Quaker
College Education: College of Philadelphia [University of Pennsylvania]
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: Philadelphia Common Council
Provincial Congress
Continental Congress
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: Yes
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791

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