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

Representative Thomas Hartley

Life dates: 7 September 1748-21 December 1800
Place of Residence (1789): York County, Pennsylvania
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Age (March 4, 1789): 40
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Private Study
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress
State Council of Censors
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) Moderate/Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1800
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