John Hanson

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Birthday
14, 1721
Birthplace
Port Tabbocco Village, MD
Death Date
Nov 15, 1783 (62)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1721
Birthplace
Port Tabbocco Village, MD
Death Date
Nov 15, 1783 (62)

About

American politician who worked as a merchant and public official from Maryland during the American Revolution. He was the president of the continental congress from 1781 to 1782.

Before Fame

He was privately tutored as a child and worked as a planter and slave owner.

Trivia

Some unconventional historians consider him to be the first president of the United States, although he held office under the Articles of Confederation.

Family Life

He was born to parents Samuel and Elizabeth Hanson on a plantation called Mulberry Grove.

Associated With

He was a public figure during the American Revolution like Paul Revere.