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

Representative John Sevier

John Sevier

Painting (ca. 1790-1792) by Charles Willson Peale

Courtesy of the Tennessee State Museum

Representative John Sevier
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Life dates: 23 September 1745-24 September 1815
Place of Residence (1789): Present Day Washington County, Tennessee
Occupation (1789): Merchant; Speculator; Surveyor
Place of Birth: Rockingham County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 43
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress
State Legislature
Governor of Franklin
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: 1790
Additional House Service: 1811-1815 [from Tennessee]
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