James McHenry

James McHenry

Edited by 

List price: US$49.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James McHenry (November 16, 1753 - May 3, 1816) was an early American statesman. McHenry was a signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland and the namesake of Fort McHenry. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland, and the third United States Secretary of War (1796-1800), under presidents George Washington and John Adams. McHenry was born into a Scots-Irish family in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland in 1753. He attended a school in Dublin for a classical education. Alarmed that he became ill from excessive studying, his family in 1771 sent him at age 17 to North America to recuperate. He lived with a family friend in Philadelphia and had an older brother in the colonies. In Philadelphia, McHenry studied under Benjamin Rush and became a physician. He also ran a Baltimore import-export business with his brother.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136754932
  • 9786136754932