John Hanson

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John Hanson was the first President of the United States of America (eight years before George Washington), holding office from November 5, 1781 to November 4, 1782 under the Articles of Confederation. He was succeeded in office by Elias Boudinot.

Biographical Facts

Other Political Offices

  • Maryland State House of Delegates
  • Maryland State Senate (1757 - 1773)
  • Delegate to the General Congress at Annapolis (1774)
  • Treasurer of Frederick County, Maryland (1775)
  • Member of Maryland Convention (1775)
  • Member of the Continental Congress (1780 - 1782)
  • Signer of the Articles of Confederation of the United States