James McHenry

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James McHenry
3rd United States Secretary of War
In office
January 27, 1796 – May 13, 1800
PresidentGeorge Washington (1796-1797)
John Adams (1797-1800)
Preceded byTimothy Pickering
Succeeded bySamuel Dexter
Personal details
BornNovember 16, 1753
Ballymena, Ulster, Ireland
DiedMay 3, 1816
Baltimore, Maryland

James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was an early American statesman. McHenry was a signer of the United States Constitution. He was from Maryland. Fort McHenry was named for him. He was also a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland, and the third United States Secretary of War from January 27, 1796 to May 13, 1800, under Presidents George Washington and John Adams.