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

Representative Samuel Livermore

Judge Samuel Livermore

Painting (1792) by John Trumbull (1756-1843)

Courtesy of the Currier Museum of Art

Judge Samuel Livermore
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Life dates:

25 May 1732-18 May 1803

Place of Residence (1789): Holderness, New Hampshire
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Waltham, Massachusetts
Age (March 4, 1789): 56
Religion (1789): Presbyterian
College Education: College of New Jersey [Princeton]
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: Colonial Legislature (68-70)
Continental Congress
Confederation Congress
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) Low
Last year of continuous service in House: 1793
Senate Service: 1793-1801
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