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

Senator William Few

William Few

Painting (ca. 1787) by John Ramage (ca. 1748-1802)

Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

William Few
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Life dates: 8 June 1748-16 July 1828
Place of Residence (1789): Richmond County, Georgia
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: near Baltimore, Maryland
Age (March 4, 1789): 40
Religion (1789): Methodist
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Volunteer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: State Constitutional Convention
State Legislature
Confederation Congress
Delegate to Federal Convention: Yes
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low
Last year of continuous service in Senate: 1793
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