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Continental Congress

(Encyclopedia) Continental Congress, 1774–89, federal legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States in the American Revolution and under the Articles of Confederation (see ...

Presidents of the Continental Congresses

Name Elected Birth anddeath datesPeyton Randolph, Va. 9/5/1774 c.1721–1775Henry Middleton, S.C. 10/22/1774 1717–1784Peyton Randolph, Va. 5/10/1775 c.1721–1775John Hancock, Mass. 5/24/1…

Randolph, Peyton

(Encyclopedia) Randolph, Peyton, c.1721–1775, American political leader, first president of the Continental Congress, b. Williamsburg, Va. After a general education at the College of William and Mary, he st...

Hooper, William

(Encyclopedia) Hooper, William, 1742–90, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Boston. He became a lawyer and moved (1764) to Wilmington, N.C. Hooper ser...

Smith, James

(Encyclopedia) Smith, James, c.1719–1806, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Ireland. He settled in Pennsylvania in his youth and practiced law at Yor...

Hart, John

(Encyclopedia) Hart, John, 1711?–1779, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Hopewell Township, N.J. A prosperous farm and mill owner, he was a member of...

Stone, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Stone, Thomas, 1743–87, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Charles co., Md. A lawyer, he was (1775–78) a delegate to the Continental ...

Braxton, Carter

(Encyclopedia) Braxton, Carter, 1736–97, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. King and Queen co., Va. He lived (1757–60) in England, returned to Ameri...