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John Hanson

 
 
John Hanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
1. John Hanson Marker
Inscription.
On This Site (1773-1783) Lived
John Hanson
First President of United States
In Congress Assembled
(1781-1782)
Born Charles County, MD., April 13, 1715
Died Oxon Hill, MD., November 22, 1783
Placed by Historical Society of Frederick County
1953

 
Erected 1953 by The Historical Society of Frederick County.
 
Location. 39° 24.849′ N, 77° 24.756′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from West Patrick Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 West Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named John Hanson (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named John Hanson (within shouting distance of this marker); A Good Night's Rest (within shouting distance of this marker); The Weinberg Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Frederick County's First Y.M.C.A. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederickís Poet Lawyer
John Hanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
2. John Hanson Marker
(about 500 feet away); “South Magnetic” (about 500 feet away); Tylerís-Spite House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
John Hanson House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
3. John Hanson House
John Hanson — Philip Thomas House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
4. John Hanson — Philip Thomas House
110 West Patrick Street (sharing a wall on the left of John Hanson House) belonged to John Hanson's son-in-law Dr. Thomas Philips. The National Register form covering both 108 and 110 says: “Immediately to the west of #108 is the home of his son-in-law, Dr. Philip Thomas (1747-1812). A prominent physician in Frederick County Dr. Thomas took an active part in the leadership of local affairs during the Revolution. His role in the county involved forwarding supplies to the Continental Army where he attained the rank of Colonel. Several documents indicate Colonel Thomas provided supplies for Washington's troops during the Yorktown campaign. Thomas also had charge of British prisoners in Frederick including those kept in the Hessian Barracks in Frederick City (a National Register of Historic Places property). In 1789 Thomas was one of the Electors who chose George Washington to be the first President of the United States.”
John Hanson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
5. John Hanson
Antonio Tobias Mendez' 2011 Statue of John Hanson, nearby, in front of the County Courthouse.
John Hanson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
6. John Hanson
This c. 1770 portrait of John Hanson by John Hesselius hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore Maryland.

“John Hanson was born in Charles County, Maryland to a prosperous landholding family. Although he was not formally educated, he followed in his father's footsteps and pursued political office while also working as a merchant. In 1779, Hanson was a member of the Continental Congress, eventually serving as the First President of the United States Congress Assembled. Generations of historians considered him the first President of the United States, but more recent scholarship asserts that this was an overstatement of his power. Despite that, Hanson ranks among the important patriots during the Revolutionary War period.” — Maryland Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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