Nathaniel Gorham

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Nathaniel Gorham
Nathaniel Gorham
by Charles Willson Peale, circa 1793
14th President of the United States in Congress Assembled
In office
June 6, 1786 – November 5, 1786
Preceded by John Hancock
Succeeded by Arthur St. Clair
2nd Acting President of the United States in Congress Assembled
In office
May 15, 1786 – June 5, 1786
President John Hancock
Preceded by David Ramsay
Succeeded by Himself as 8th President of the United States in Congress Assembled
Personal details
Born May 27, 1738(1738-05-27)
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Died June 11, 1796(1796-06-11) (aged 58)
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) Rebecca Call
Profession Politician, Merchant
Religion Congregationalist
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Nathaniel Gorham (May 27, 1738[1] – June 11, 1796) was the fourteenth President of the United States in Congress. He was also one of the signers of the United States Constitution.[2] He was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. His father was Nathaniel Gorham and his mother was Mary Soley.[3] He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1782 until 1783, and also from 1785 until 1787.[4] Gorham died in Charlestown, Massachusetts in June 11, 1796.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Morton, Joseph C. (2006). Shapers of the great debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787: a biographical dictionary. Shapers of the great American debates. 8. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 117. ISBN 0313330212 .
  2. "The Founding Fathers Delegates to the Constitutional Convention". National Archives and Records Administration. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  3. Morton, Joseph C. (2006). Shapers of the great debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787: a biographical dictionary. Shapers of the great American debates. 8. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 118. ISBN 0313330212 .
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cutter, William Richard (1912). Genealogical and family history of western New York: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 536.