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

Representative Jeremiah Wadsworth

Jeremiah Wadsworth and His Son Daniel Wadsworth

Painting (1784) by John Trumbull (1756-1843)

Courtesy of the Wadsworth Museum

Jeremiah Wadsworth
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Life dates:

12 July 1743 - 30 April 1804

Place of Residence (1789): Hartford, Connecticut
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut
Age (March 4, 1789): 45
Religion (1789): Congregationalist
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
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) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
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