United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2016 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—United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Maryland Delegation—U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Maryland Delegation—U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition).