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

Representative George Gale

George Gale

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Life dates: 3 June 1756 - 2 January 1815
Place of Residence (1789): Somerset County, Maryland
Occupation (1789): Planter
Place of Birth: Somerset County, Maryland
Age (March 4, 1789): 32
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: College of New Jersey [Princeton]
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Unknown
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature

Delegate to Federal Convention: No
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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