United States Constitutional Convention 1787

James McHenry

(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, Maryland Delegation, Maryland Delegation, Maryland Delegation.

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