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Presidents of the Continental Congresses

Name Elected Birth and
death dates
Peyton Randolph, Va. 9/5/1774 c.1721–1775
Henry Middleton, S.C. 10/22/1774 1717–1784
Peyton Randolph, Va. 5/10/1775 c.1721–1775
John Hancock, Mass. 5/24/1775 1737–1793
Henry Laurens, S.C. 11/1/1777 1724–1792
John Jay, N.Y. 12/10/1778 1745–1829
Samuel Huntington, Conn. 9/28/1779 1731–1796
Thomas McKean, Del. 7/10/1781 1734–1817
John Hanson, Md. 11/5/1781 1715–1783
Elias Boudinot, N.J. 11/4/1782 1740–1821
Thomas Mifflin, Pa. 11/3/1783 1744–1800
Richard Henry Lee, Va. 11/30/1784 1732–1794
John Hancock, Mass.1 11/23/1785 1737–1793
Nathaniel Gorham, Mass. 6/6/1786 1738–1796
Arthur St. Clair, Pa. 2/2/1787 1734–1818
Cyrus Griffin, Va. 1/22/1788 1748–1810
1. Resigned May 29, 1786, never having served, because of continued illness.

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