U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.

James McHenry

Quill platform ID: p73.

(16 November 1753–03 May 1816) Physician, merchant and slave owner. During the Revolutionary War he was initially a surgeon in the Continental Army, but was made assistant secretary to Washington and then aide-de-camp to Lafayette. After the war he was elected to the Maryland legislature and the Confederation Congress. He was Secretary of War under both Washington and Adams. He kept a small number of slaves as household servants.

Member of Maryland Delegation—U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition).