James McHenry

James McHenry

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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

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