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.