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

Senator Caleb Strong

Caleb Strong, late governor of Massachusetts

Print by James Barton Longacre (1794-1869) (engraver) based on a work by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)

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Caleb Strong
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Life dates: 9 January 1745-7 November 1819
Place of Residence (1789): Northampton, Massachusetts
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Northampton, Massachusetts
Age (March 4, 1789): 44
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Harvard
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: Town Office
State Legislature
State Executive Committee
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) Strong
Last year of continuous service in Senate: 1796
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