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

Senator Jonathan Elmer

Life dates: 29 November 1745-3 September 1817
Place of Residence (1789): Roadstown, New Jersey
Occupation (1789): Doctor
Place of Birth: Cedarville, New Jersey
Age (March 4, 1789): 43
Religion (1789): Presbyterian
College Education: College of Philadelphia [University of Pennsylvania]
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress
Continental Congress
State Legislature
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Strong
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
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