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

Representative Henry Wynkoop

Henry Wynkoop

Print (ca. 1810-1890) by Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), artist

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

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Life dates: 2 March 1737-26 March 1816
Place of Residence (1789): Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Occupation (1789): Planter-Farmer
Place of Birth: "Vredens Berg", near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania/td>
Age (March 4, 1789): 52
Religion (1789): Presbyterian
College Education: College of New Jersey [Princeton] (did not graduate)
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: Colonial Assembly (1760)
Provincial Congress
Local Offices (1764-89)
Confederation Congress
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/Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
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