List of delegates to the Continental Congress

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The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution. The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress lists 343 men who attended the Continental Congress, including the future U.S. Presidents George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe, along with another 90 who were elected as delegates but never served.[1] The Congress met from 1774 to 1789 in three incarnations.

The First Continental Congress, which met briefly in Philadelphia in 1774, consisted of 56 delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies that would become the United States.[2] Convened in response to the Coercive Acts passed by the British Parliament in 1774, the delegates organized an economic boycott of Great Britain in protest and petitioned the king for a redress of grievances.

By the time the Second Continental Congress met in 1775, the shooting in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) had begun. Moderates in the Congress still hoped that the colonies could be reconciled with Great Britain, but a movement towards independence steadily gained ground. Congress established the Continental Army (June 1775), coordinated the war effort, issued a Declaration of Independence in July 1776, and designed a new government in the Articles of Confederation, which were ratified in 1781.

The ratification of the Articles of Confederation gave the Congress a new name: the Congress of the Confederation, which met from 1781 to 1789. The Confederation Congress helped guide the United States through the final stages of the war, but in peacetime the Congress declined in importance. Under the Articles, the Confederation Congress had little power to compel the individual states to comply with its decisions. Increasingly, delegates elected to the Congress declined to serve, the leading men in each state preferred to serve in state government, and the Congress had difficulty establishing a quorum. When the Articles were replaced by the United States Constitution, the Confederation Congress was superseded by the United States Congress.

Delegates who attended[edit]

The following table shows the names of the delegates who at some point attended the Continental Congress. Because a delegate did not necessarily take his seat in Congress in the same year that he was elected, nor did he necessarily stay for the duration of his term, there are slight discrepancies in the sources regarding the years of service for some delegates. Only those years that the delegate actually attended Congress are shown on the table. All data is from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, except where entries been corrected using more detailed sources, particularly the American National Biography.

The table also indicates (with an X) which delegates signed the Continental Association (1774), the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), the Articles of Confederation (1778–1781), and the United States Constitution (1787). The first three documents were created by Congress, and so all signers were necessarily delegates; the United States Constitution was signed at a special convention outside of Congress, and its signatories were not all current or former members of Congress.

John Dickinson has two entries on the table because he served as a delegate from both Pennsylvania and Delaware. The person who most frequently attended Congress was not a delegate: he was Charles Thomson, who served as secretary throughout Congress' existence.

Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
1 Andrew Adams Connecticut 1778 X
2 John Adams Massachusetts 1774–1777 X X
3 Samuel Adams Massachusetts 1774–1781 X X X
4 Thomas Adams Virginia 1778–1779 X
5 Robert Alexander Maryland 1776
6 Andrew Allen Pennsylvania 1775–1776
7 John Alsop New York 1774–1776 X
8 John Armstrong Sr. Pennsylvania 1779–1780
9 John Armstrong Jr. Pennsylvania 1787–1788
10 Jonathan Arnold Rhode Island 1782–1784[3]
11 Peleg Arnold Rhode Island 1787–1788
12 John B. Ashe North Carolina 1787
13 Samuel John Atlee Pennsylvania 1778–1782
14 Abraham Baldwin Georgia 1785, 1787–1788 X
15 John Banister Virginia 1778 X
16 Robert Barnwell South Carolina 1789
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
17 Josiah Bartlett New Hampshire 1775–1776, 1778 [4] X X
18 John Bubenheim Bayard Pennsylvania 1785–1786
19 John Beatty New Jersey 1784–1785
20 Gunning Bedford Jr. Delaware 1783–1785 X
21 Thomas Bee South Carolina 1780–1782
22 Egbert Benson New York 1784, 1787–1788
23 Richard Beresford South Carolina 1783–1784
24 Edward Biddle Pennsylvania 1774–1775 X
25 William Bingham Pennsylvania 1786–1788
26 Jonathan Blanchard New Hampshire 1783–1784, 1787[5]
27 Richard Bland Virginia 1774–1775 X
28 Theodorick Bland Virginia 1780–1783
29 Timothy Bloodworth North Carolina 1786
30 William Blount North Carolina 1782–1783, 1786–1787 X
31 Simon Boerum New York 1774–1775 X
32 Elias Boudinot New Jersey 1778, 1781–1783
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
33 Carter Braxton Virginia 1776 X
34 John Brown Virginia 1787–1788
35 Nathan Brownson Georgia 1777
36 John Bull South Carolina 1784–1787
37 Archibald Bulloch Georgia 1775
38 Thomas Burke North Carolina 1777–1781
39 William Burnet New Jersey 1780–1781
40 Robert Burton North Carolina 1787
41 Pierce Butler South Carolina 1787 X
42 Lambert Cadwalader New Jersey 1785–1787
43 William Carmichael Maryland 1778–1779
44 Edward Carrington Virginia 1786–1788
45 Charles Carroll ("Barrister") Maryland 1776–1777
46 Charles Carroll ("of Carrollton") Maryland 1776–1778 [6] X
47 Daniel Carroll Maryland 1781–1783 X X
48 Richard Caswell North Carolina 1774–1775 X
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
49 Jeremiah Chase Maryland 1783–1784
50 Samuel Chase Maryland 1774–1778 X X
51 Abraham Clark New Jersey 1776–1778, 1780–1783, 1786–1788 X
52 William Clingan Pennsylvania 1777–1779 X
53 George Clinton New York 1775–1776
54 George Clymer Pennsylvania 1776–1777, 1780–1782 X X
55 John Collins Rhode Island 1778–1780, 1782–1783 X
56 Silas Condict New Jersey 1781–1783
57 Benjamin Contee Maryland 1788
58 Joseph Platt Cooke Connecticut 1784–1785, 1787–1788
59 Ezekiel Cornell Rhode Island 1780–1782
60 Tench Coxe Pennsylvania 1788–1789[7]
61 Stephen Crane New Jersey 1774–1776 X
62 William Cumming North Carolina 1785
63 Thomas Cushing Massachusetts 1774–1776 X
64 Francis Dana Massachusetts 1777–1778, 1784 X
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
65 Nathan Dane Massachusetts 1785–1789[3]
66 John Dawson Virginia 1788
67 Jonathan Dayton New Jersey 1788–1789[3] X
68 Silas Deane Connecticut 1774–1776 X
69 John De Hart New Jersey 1774–1775 [8] X
70 Charles DeWitt New York 1784
71 Samuel Dick New Jersey 1784–1785
72 John Dickinson Delaware 1779 X (Pennsylvania) X X
72 John Dickinson Pennsylvania 1774–1776 X X (Delaware) X (Delaware)
73 Philemon Dickinson Delaware 1782–1783
74 William Henry Drayton South Carolina 1778–1779 X
75 James Duane New York 1774–1783 X X
76 William Duer New York 1777–1779[3] X
77 Eliphalet Dyer Connecticut 1774–1779, 1782–1783 X
78 Pierpont Edwards Connecticut 1788
79 William Ellery Rhode Island 1776–1785 X X
80 Oliver Ellsworth Connecticut 1778–1783
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
81 Jonathan Elmer New Jersey 1777–1778, 1781–1783, 1787–1788
82 Nicholas Eveleigh South Carolina 1781–1782
83 John Fell New Jersey 1778–1780
84 William Few Georgia 1780–1782, 1786–1788 X
85 William Fitzhugh Virginia 1779
86 Thomas Fitzsimons Pennsylvania 1782–1783 X
87 William Fleming Virginia 1779
88 William Floyd New York 1774–1776, 1779–1783 X X
89 Nathaniel Folsom New Hampshire 1774, 1777–1780 X
90 James Forbes Maryland 1778–1780
91 Uriah Forrest Maryland 1787
92 Abiel Foster New Hampshire 1783–1785
93 Benjamin Franklin Pennsylvania 1775–1776 X X
94 Frederick Frelinghuysen New Jersey 1779, 1783[9]
95 George Frost New Hampshire 1777–1779
96 Christopher Gadsden South Carolina 1774–1776 X
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
97 Joseph Galloway Pennsylvania 1774 X
98 Leonard Gansevoort New York 1788
99 John Gardner Rhode Island 1789
100 Joseph Gardner Pennsylvania 1784–1785
101 David Gelston New York 1789
102 Elbridge Gerry Massachusetts 1776–1781, 1783–1785[3] X X
103 John Lewis Gervais South Carolina 1782–1783
104 William Gibbons Georgia 1784
105 John Taylor Gilman New Hampshire 1782–1783
106 Nicholas Gilman New Hampshire 1787–1789 X
107 Robert Goldsborough Maryland 1774–1776
108 Nathaniel Gorham Massachusetts 1782–1783, 1785–1787[3] X
109 William Grayson Virginia 1785–1787
110 Cyrus Griffin Virginia 1778–1780, 1787–1788
111 Button Gwinnett Georgia 1776 X
112 John Habersham Georgia 1785
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
113 John Hall Maryland 1775
114 Lyman Hall Georgia 1775–1777 X
115 Alexander Hamilton New York 1782–1783, 1788 X
116 John Hancock Massachusetts 1775–1778 X X
117 Edward Hand Pennsylvania 1784–1785[3]
118 John Hanson Maryland 1780–1782 X
119 Samuel Hardy Virginia 1783–1785
120 John Haring New York 1774, 1785–1787
121 Cornelius Harnett North Carolina 1777–1779 X
122 Benjamin Harrison Virginia 1774–1777 X X
123 William Harrison Jr. Maryland 1786
124 John Hart New Jersey 1776 X
125 John Harvie Virginia 1777–1778 X
126 Benjamin Hawkins North Carolina 1781–1783, 1787
127 Jonathan Hazard Rhode Island 1788
128 William Hemsley Maryland 1782–1783
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
129 James Henry Virginia 1780
130 John Henry Maryland 1778–1780, 1785–1786
131 Patrick Henry Virginia 1774–1775 X
132 William Henry Pennsylvania 1784–1785
133 Joseph Hewes North Carolina 1774–1776, 1779 X X
134 Thomas Heyward Jr. South Carolina 1776–1778 X X
135 Stephen Higginson Massachusetts 1783
136 Whitmell Hill North Carolina 1778–1780
137 William Hindman Maryland 1785–1786
138 Samuel Holten Massachusetts 1778–1780, 1783–1785, 1787 X
139 William Hooper North Carolina 1774–1777 X X
140 Stephen Hopkins Rhode Island 1774–1776 X X
141 Francis Hopkinson New Jersey 1776 X
142 Josiah Hornblower New Jersey 1785–1786
143 Titus Hosmer Connecticut 1778 X
144 William Houston New Jersey 1779–1781, 1784–1785
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
145 John Houstoun Georgia 1775
146 William Houstoun Georgia 1784–1786
147 John Eager Howard Maryland 1788
148 David Howell Rhode Island 1782–1785
149 Richard Howly Georgia 1780–1781
150 Daniel Huger South Carolina 1786–1788
151 Charles Humphreys Pennsylvania 1774–1776 X
152 Benjamin Huntington Connecticut 1780, 1782–1783, 1788
153 Samuel Huntington Connecticut 1776, 1778–1781, 1783 X X
154 Richard Hutson South Carolina 1778–1779 X
155 Jared Ingersoll Pennsylvania 1780 X
156 William Irvine Pennsylvania 1787–1788
157 Ralph Izard South Carolina 1782–1783
158 David Jackson Pennsylvania 1785
159 Jonathan Jackson Massachusetts 1782
160 John Jay New York 1774–1776, 1778–1779 X
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
161 Thomas Jefferson Virginia 1775–1776, 1783–1784 X
162 Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Maryland 1779–1781 X
163 Thomas Johnson Maryland 1774–1776 X
164 William Samuel Johnson Connecticut 1785–1787 X
165 Samuel Johnston North Carolina 1780–1781
166 Allen Jones North Carolina 1779–1780
167 Joseph Jones Virginia 1777, 1780–1783
168 Noble Wimberly Jones Georgia 1781–1782 [10]
169 Willie Jones North Carolina 1780–1781[3]
170 John Kean South Carolina 1785–1787
171 Dyre Kearney Delaware 1787–1788
172 Rufus King Massachusetts 1784–1787 X
173 Francis Kinloch South Carolina 1780
174 James Kinsey New Jersey 1774–1775 X
175 John Langdon New Hampshire 1775–1776, 1783–1784 [3] X
176 Woodbury Langdon New Hampshire 1779
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
177 Edward Langworthy Georgia 1777–1779 X
178 John Lansing Jr. New York 1785
179 John Laurance New York 1785–1787
180 Henry Laurens South Carolina 1777–1780 X
181 Richard Law Connecticut 1777, 1781–1782 [11]
182 Arthur Lee Virginia 1782–1784
183 Francis Lightfoot Lee Virginia 1775–1779 X X
184 Henry Lee Virginia 1786–1788
185 Richard Henry Lee Virginia 1774–1779, 1784–1785, 1787 X X X
186 Thomas Sim Lee Maryland 1783
187 Francis Lewis New York 1775–1779 X X
188 Ezra L'Hommedieu New York 1779–1783, 1788
189 Samuel Livermore New Hampshire 1780–1782, 1785–1786
190 Philip Livingston New York 1774–1778[3] X X
191 Robert R. Livingston New York 1775–1776, 1779–1780, 1784
192 Walter Livingston New York 1784–1785
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
193 William Livingston New Jersey 1774–1776 X X
194 Edward Lloyd Maryland 1783–1784
195 Pierse Long New Hampshire 1785–1786
196 James Lovell Massachusetts 1777–1782 X
197 Isaac Low New York 1774 X
198 John Lowell Massachusetts 1782
199 Thomas Lynch South Carolina 1774–1776 X
200 Thomas Lynch Jr. South Carolina 1775–1776 X
201 James Madison Virginia 1780–1783, 1787–1788 X X
202 James Manning Rhode Island 1786
203 Henry Marchant Rhode Island 1777–1779 X
204 John Mathews South Carolina 1778–1781 X
205 Timothy Matlack Pennsylvania 1780
206 Eleazer McComb Delaware 1783–1784
207 Alexander McDougall New York 1781
208 James McHenry Maryland 1783–1785 X
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
209 Thomas McKean Delaware 1774–1776, 1778–1782 X X X
210 James McLene Pennsylvania 1779–1780
211 James Mercer Virginia 1779
212 John Francis Mercer Virginia 1783–1784
213 Samuel Meredith Pennsylvania 1786–1788
214 Arthur Middleton South Carolina 1776–1777, 1781–1782 X
215 Henry Middleton South Carolina 1774–1775 X
216 Thomas Mifflin Pennsylvania 1774–1775, 1782–1784 X X
217 Nathan Miller Rhode Island 1786
218 Nathaniel Mitchell Delaware 1787–1788
219 Stephen Mix Mitchell Connecticut 1785–1788
220 James Monroe Virginia 1783–1786
221 John Montgomery Pennsylvania 1782–1784
222 Joseph Montgomery Pennsylvania 1780–1782
223 Cadwalader Morris Pennsylvania 1783–1784
224 Gouverneur Morris New York 1778–1779 X X
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
225 Lewis Morris New York 1775–1777 X
226 Robert Morris Pennsylvania 1775–1778 X X X
227 John Morton Pennsylvania 1774–1776 X X
228 Isaac Motte South Carolina 1780–1782
229 Daniel Mowry Jr. Rhode Island 1780–1782
230 Frederick Muhlenberg Pennsylvania 1779–1780
231 Abner Nash North Carolina 1782–1783
232 Thomas Nelson Jr. Virginia 1775–1777, 1779 X
233 Samuel Osgood Massachusetts 1781–1784
234 Samuel Allyne Otis Massachusetts 1787–1788
235 William Paca Maryland 1774–1779 X X
236 Mann Page Virginia 1777
237 Ephraim Paine New York 1784
238 Robert Treat Paine Massachusetts 1774–1776 X X
239 John Parker South Carolina 1786–1788
240 George Partridge Massachusetts 1779–1785
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
241 John Patten Delaware 1786
242 Nathaniel Peabody New Hampshire 1779–1780 [12]
243 William Peery Delaware 1786
244 Philip Pell New York 1789
245 Edmund Pendleton Virginia 1774–1775 X
246 John Penn North Carolina 1775–1780 X X
247 Richard Peters Jr. Pennsylvania 1782–1783
248 Charles Pettit Pennsylvania 1785–1787
249 William Pierce Georgia 1787
250 Charles Pinckney South Carolina 1784–1787[3] X
251 George Plater Maryland 1778–1780
252 Zephaniah Platt New York 1785–1786
253 Richard Potts Maryland 1781
254 David Ramsay South Carolina 1782–1783, 1785–1786
255 Nathaniel Ramsey Maryland 1786–1787
256 Edmund Randolph Virginia 1779, 1781–1782
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
257 Peyton Randolph Virginia 1774–1775 X
258 George Read Delaware 1774–1777 X X X
259 Jacob Read South Carolina 1783–1785
260 Joseph Reed Pennsylvania 1778 X
261 James Randolph Reid Pennsylvania 1787–1789
262 Samuel Rhoads Pennsylvania 1774
263 Daniel Roberdeau Pennsylvania 1777–1779 X
264 Caesar Rodney Delaware 1774–1776 X X
265 Thomas Rodney Delaware 1781–1782, 1786
266 John Rogers Maryland 1775–1776
267 Jesse Root Connecticut 1778–1782
268 David Ross Maryland 1787–1789
269 George Ross Pennsylvania 1774–1777 X X
270 Benjamin Rumsey Maryland 1776–1777
271 Benjamin Rush Pennsylvania 1776–1777 X
272 Edward Rutledge South Carolina 1774–1776 X X
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
273 John Rutledge South Carolina 1774–1775, 1782–1783 X X
274 James Schureman New Jersey 1786–1787
275 Philip Schuyler New York 1775, 1777, 1779–1780
276 John Morin Scott New York 1780–1783[3]
277 Nathaniel Scudder New Jersey 1778–1779 X
278 James Searle Pennsylvania 1778–1780
279 Theodore Sedgwick Massachusetts 1785–1786, 1788
280 Joshua Seney Maryland 1788
281 Jonathan Sergeant New Jersey 1776–1777
282 William Sharpe North Carolina 1779–1781
283 Roger Sherman Connecticut 1774–1781, 1784 X X X X
284 William Shippen Pennsylvania 1779–1780
285 John Sitgreaves North Carolina 1785
286 James Smith Pennsylvania 1776–1778 X
287 Jonathan Bayard Smith Pennsylvania 1777–1778 X
288 Melancton Smith New York 1785–1787
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
289 Meriwether Smith Virginia 1778, 1780–1781[13]
290 Richard Smith New Jersey 1774–1776 X
291 Thomas Smith Pennsylvania 1781–1782
292 William Smith Maryland 1777
293 Richard Dobbs Spaight North Carolina 1783–1785 X
294 Joseph Spencer Connecticut 1779
295 Arthur St. Clair Pennsylvania 1786–1787
296 John Stevens New Jersey 1784
297 Charles Stewart New Jersey 1784–1785
298 Richard Stockton New Jersey 1776 X
299 Thomas Stone Maryland 1775–1776, 1778, 1784 X
300 Jonathan Sturges Connecticut 1786
301 John Sullivan New Hampshire 1774–1775, 1780–1781 X
302 John Swann North Carolina 1788
303 James Sykes Delaware 1777
304 John Cleves Symmes New Jersey 1785–1786
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
305 George Taylor Pennsylvania 1776 X
306 Edward Telfair Georgia 1778, 1780–1782 X
307 George Thatcher Massachusetts 1787–1789
308 Matthew Thornton New Hampshire 1776–1777 X
309 Matthew Tilghman Maryland 1774–1776 X
310 James Tilton Delaware 1783–1784
311 Thomas Tudor Tucker South Carolina 1787–1788
312 Nicholas Van Dyke Delaware 1777–1781 X
313 James Mitchell Varnum Rhode Island 1780–1781, 1787
314 John M. Vining Delaware 1784–1785
315 James Wadsworth Connecticut 1784
316 Jeremiah Wadsworth Connecticut 1788
317 John Walker Virginia 1780
318 George Walton Georgia 1776–1777, 1780–1781 X X
319 John Walton Georgia 1778
320 Artemas Ward Massachusetts 1780–1781
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
321 Samuel Ward Rhode Island 1774–1776 X
322 George Washington Virginia 1774–1775 X X
323 John Wentworth Jr. New Hampshire 1778 X
324 Samuel Wharton Delaware 1782–1783
325 William Whipple New Hampshire 1776–1779 X
326 James White North Carolina 1786–1788
327 Phillips White New Hampshire 1782–1783
328 John Williams North Carolina 1778–1779 X
329 William Williams Connecticut 1776–1777 X
330 Hugh Williamson North Carolina 1782–1785, 1787–1789[3] X
331 Thomas Willing Pennsylvania 1775–1776
332 James Wilson Pennsylvania 1775–1777, 1783, 1785–1786 X X
333 Paine Wingate New Hampshire 1788
334 Henry Wisner New York 1774–1776[3] X
335 John Witherspoon New Jersey 1776–1782 X X
336 Oliver Wolcott Connecticut 1776–1778, 1780–1783 X X
337 Joseph Wood Georgia 1777–1778
338 Turbutt Wright Maryland 1782
339 Henry Wynkoop Pennsylvania 1779–1782
340 George Wythe Virginia 1775–1776 X
341 Abraham Yates New York 1787–1788
342 Peter W. Yates New York 1786
343 John Joachim Zubly Georgia 1775
Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution

Elected but did not attend[edit]

This table shows those who were elected as delegates to the Continental Congress but never attended a session. All data is from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

# Name State Years elected
1 Benjamin Andrew Georgia 1780
2 Samuel Ashley New Hampshire 1779
3 George Atkinson New Hampshire 1780, 1785
4 John Barnwell South Carolina 1784
5 Gunning Bedford Sr. Delaware 1786
6 Benjamin Bellows New Hampshire 1781
7 John Blair, Jr. Virginia 1781
8 James Bowdoin Massachusetts 1774
9 William Bradford Rhode Island 1776
10 Ephraim Brevard North Carolina 1781
11 John Brown Rhode Island 1784, 1785
12 John Canfield Connecticut 1786
13 George Champlin Rhode Island 1785, 1786
14 Charles C. Chandler Connecticut 1784
15 John Chester Connecticut 1787, 1788
16 Matthew Clarkson Pennsylvania 1785
17 Joseph Clay Georgia 1778
18 John Cooper New Jersey 1776
19 Tristram Dalton Massachusetts 1783, 1784
20 Timothy Danielson Massachusetts 1780, 1782, 1783
21 Elias Dayton New Jersey 1778
22 Moses Dow New Hampshire 1784
23 Samuel Duffield Pennsylvania 1777
24 Timothy Edwards Massachusetts 1778
25 Samuel Elbert Georgia 1784
26 John Evans Delaware 1776
27 Sylvester Gardner Rhode Island 1787
28 Edward Giles Maryland 1782
29 Alexander Gillon South Carolina 1784
30 Isaac Grantham Delaware 1787
31 James Gunn Georgia 1787
32 Joseph Habersham Georgia 1784
33 John Hathorn New York 1788[14]
34 Thomas Henderson New Jersey 1779
35 James Hillhouse Connecticut 1786, 1788
36 William Hillhouse Connecticut 1783, 1785
37 Thomas Holden Rhode Island 1788, 1789
38 Charles Johnson North Carolina 1781, 1784, 1785
39 Gabriel Jones Virginia 1779
40 Samuel Jones New York 1788
41 Henry Latimer Delaware 1784
42 Levi Lincoln Massachusetts 1781
43 Rawlins Lowndes South Carolina 1779
44 Nathaniel Macon North Carolina 1785
45 Daniel Manton Rhode Island 1787
46 Alexander Martin North Carolina 1786
47 Luther Martin Virginia 1784
48 George Mason Virginia 1777
49 Joseph McDowell North Carolina 1787
50 Lachlan McIntosh Georgia 1784
51 John McKinly Delaware 1784
52 William Montgomery Pennsylvania 1784
53 William Moore Pennsylvania 1777
54 William Moultrie South Carolina 1784
55 Paul Mumford Rhode Island 1785
56 John Neilson New Jersey 1778[15]
57 Joseph Nicholson Maryland 1777
58 William O'Bryen Georgia 1789
59 Adlai Osborne North Carolina 1784
60 Henry Osborne Georgia 1786
61 William Paterson New Jersey 1780, 1787
62 Samuel Patterson Delaware 1784
63 Elisha Payne New Hampshire 1784
64 Nathaniel Pendleton Georgia 1789
65 Thomas Person North Carolina 1784
66 Peter Philips Rhode Island 1785
67 John Pickering New Hampshire 1787
68 William Pitkin Connecticut 1784
69 Thomas Polk North Carolina 1786
70 Richard Ridgely Maryland 1784, 1785
71 Gustavus Scott Maryland 1784
72 William Smallwood Maryland 1784
73 Benjamin Smith North Carolina 1784
74 John Sparhawk New Hampshire 1786
75 Samuel Stirk Georgia 1781
76 John Stokes North Carolina 1787
77 Caleb Strong Massachusetts 1780
78 Jedediah Strong Connecticut 1782, 1784, 1784
79 James Sullivan Massachusetts 1782, 1783
80 Thomas Sumter South Carolina 1783
81 Ebenezer Thompson New Hampshire 1778, 1783
82 John Treadwell Connecticut 1784, 1785, 1787
83 Paul Trapier South Carolina 1777
84 Joseph Trumbull Connecticut 1774
85 Timothy Walker Jr. New Hampshire 1777, 1778, 1782, 1785
86 James Warren Massachusetts 1782
87 Joshua Wentworth New York 1779
88 Benjamin West New Hampshire 1787
89 Stephen West Virginia 1780
90 Erastus Wolcott North Carolina 1774, 1787, 1788

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 40–44.
  2. ^ Burnett, Continental Congress, 32.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Dates as given in this subject's entry in the American National Biography.
  4. ^ Selected to the first Congress but did not serve; Purcell 38
  5. ^ The Biographical Directory just lists 1784, but according to Purcell, Blanchard also served in 1787.
  6. ^ Turned down appointment to First Congress; Purcell
  7. ^ Dates as given in this subject's entry in the Dictionary of American Biography.
  8. ^ The Biographical Directory says that he served until 1776, but according to the Journal, he resigned in November 1775.
  9. ^ The Biographical Directory lists only the 1779 term, but the Dictionary of American Biography states that Frelinghuysen was elected to another term in 1783.
  10. ^ Was first elected as a delegate in 1775, but did not attend; ANB.
  11. ^ Also appointed in 1774, but unable to attend due to ill health; ANB
  12. ^ Reappointed in 1785 but did not attend; Purcell.
  13. ^ Also elected in 1779 but declined to serve; ANB.
  14. ^ Elected in 1788, but new government went into effect before he took his seat. Was elected to 1st US Congress. (Purcell)
  15. ^ Did not attend because he was in the field with the militia.

References[edit]

  • American National Biography.
  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Washington D. C., 1989.
  • Burnett, Edward Cody. The Continental Congress. New York: Norton, 1941.
  • Dictionary of American Biography.
  • Purcell, L. Edward. Who Was Who in the American Revolution. New York: Facts on File, 1993. ISBN 978-0-8160-2107-9.

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