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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.  
First President of the First United States Government,
The United States in Congress Assembled,
Which Existed From 1781 until 1788.

“As the first elected president of our independent nation,
President Hanson began the task of unifying the former colonies and
Providing for their common defense, communication, and economic growth.”
Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland in The Congressional Record,
United States Congress, 2010.

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April 14, 1715 ─ Born at Mulberry Grove, the Hanson family's ancestral estate in Charles County, Maryland.

1757 - 1782 ─ Served in the Maryland House of Delegates, the Second Continental Congress, and the United States in Congress Assembled.

About 1768 ─ Moved to Frederick , built his home on this property

1774 - 1779 ─ Head of Frederick County Government. A colonial and then national leader in financing the Revolutionary War, mustering troops and production of war materiel.

June,
John Hanson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
2. John Hanson Marker
1776 ─ Pivotal in persuading Maryland to sign the Declaration of Independence.

1779 - 1782 ─ Maryland delegate to the Second Continental Congress. Persuaded states with large midwestern land grants to cede these lands to the nation, overcoming the last obstacle to forming the first government.

March 1, 1781 ─ Final signer of the Articles of Confederation creating the first government.

November 6, 1781 ─ Elected first President, United States in Congress Assembled, under the ratified Articles of Confederation.

November 3, 1782 ─ Completed one-year term as President.

November 22, 1783 ─ Died at his nephew's Oxon Hill Manor home. Burial place unknown.

February 21, 1812 ─ Jane Contee Hanson, John Hanson's wife, died at their Frederick home.

January 31, 1903 ─ John Hanson Statue unveiled in National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.


 
Erected 2011 by the John Hanson Memorial Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 24.832′ N, 77° 24.764′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland
John Hanson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
3. John Hanson
Antonio Tobias Mendez' 2011 sculpture of John Hanson
, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from West Patrick Street. In front of the Frederick County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named John Hanson (within shouting distance of 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arts & Entertainment (about 500 feet away); Braddock, Washington, and Franklin (about 500 feet away); Barbara Fritchie House (about 500 feet away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
John Hanson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
4. John Hanson
Antonio Tobias Mendez' 2011 sculpture of John Hanson
Antonio Tobias Mendez, 2011 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
5. Antonio Tobias Mendez, 2011
signature on Antonio Tobias Mendez' 2011 statue of John Hanson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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