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.
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, 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.