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

Representative Alexander White

Life dates: 1738-19 September 1804
Place of Residence (1789): Winchester, Virginia
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Frederick County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 51
Religion (1789):
College Education: University of Edinburgh
Inner Temple, Gray's Inn (London)
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Unknown
Prior Political Offices: House of Burgesses (1772)
Virgina House of Delegates (1782-85,88)
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): Low/Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1793
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