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

Representative John Vining

John Vining

Print (ca. 1890) by Max Rosenthal (1833-1918)

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

John Vining
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Life dates: 23 December 1758-February 1802
Place of Residence (1789): Dover, Delaware
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Dover, Delaware
Age (March 4, 1789): 30
Religion (1789): Episcopalian
College Education: Private Study
Marital Status (1789): Single
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1793
Senate Service: 1793-1798
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