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

Senator John Langdon

John Langdon (1741-1819)

Painting (1792) by John Trumbull (1756-1843)

Courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery

John Langdon
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Life dates: 26 June 1741-18 September 1819
Place of Residence (1789): Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Occupation (1789): Merchant
Place of Birth: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Age (March 4, 1789): 47
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature
President of State
Continental Congress
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) Moderate
Last year of continuous service in Senate: 1801
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