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

Representative John Hathorn

Life dates: 9 January 1749-19 February 1825
Place of Residence (1789): Warwick, New York
Occupation (1789): Teacher; Surveyor
Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware
Age (March 4, 1789): 40
Religion (1789): Quaker
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: New York Council of Appointment State Legislature Confederation Congress
[elected in 1788, body never convened]
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Anti
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
Additional House Service: 1795-1797
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