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

Representative Benjamin Goodhue

Benjamin Goodhue

Print (ca. 1810-1890) by unknown artist

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

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Life dates: 20 September 1748-28 July 1814
Place of Residence (1789): Salem, Massachusetts
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Salem, Massachusetts
Age (March 4, 1789): 40
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Harvard
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Volunteer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: Town offices
State Constitutional Convention
State Legistlature
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: No
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1796
Senate Service 1796-1800
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