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

Representative Theodore Sedgwick

Theodore Sedgwick

Painting (ca. 1808) by George Stuart (1755-1828)

Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Representative Theodore Sedgwick
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Life dates:

9 May 1746-24 January 1813

Place of Residence (1789): Sheffield, Massachusetts
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: West Hartford, Connecticut
Age (March 4, 1789): 42
Religion (1789): Congregationalist
College Education: Yale
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
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) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1795
Senate Service: 1795-1799
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