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

Representative James Schureman

James Schureman

Print (ca. 1810-1890) by unknown artist

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

James Schureman
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Life dates: 12 February 1756-22 January 1824
Place of Residence (1789): New Brunswick, New Jersey
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Age (March 4, 1789): 43
Religion (1789): Dutch Reformed Church
College Education: Queen's College [Rutgers University]
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Annapolis Convention (1786)
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
Additional House Service 1797-1799, 1813-1815
Senate Service 1799-1801
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