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

Representative William Branch Giles

William B. Giles

Print by Max & Albert Rosenthal

Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery, The New York Public Library

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Life dates: 12 August 1762-4 December 1830
Place of Residence (1789): "Wigwam", Amelia County, Virginia
Occupation (1789): Lawyer; Planter
Place of Birth: Amelia County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 27
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Hampton-Sydney College
College of New Jersey [Princeton University]
College of William and Mary
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: Colonial Legislature Virginia Conventions (1774, 1776)
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: [Observer]
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low
Last year of continuous service in House: 1797
Additional House Service 1801-1803
Senate Service: 1804-1815

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