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

Representative John Steele

Portrait of John Steele

Painting (1797) by James Peale (1749-1831)

Courtesy of the Newark Museum

John Steele
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Life dates: 16 November 1764-14 August 1815
Place of Residence (1789): Salisbury, North Carolina
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Salisbury, North Carolina
Age (March 4, 1789): 24
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
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) Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1793
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