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John Hathorn

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John Hathorn January 9, 1749 Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware – February 19, 1825 Warwick, Orange County, New York was an American politician from New York

Lifeedit

He completed preparatory studies and became a surveyor and a school teacher He moved to Warwick, New York, then a part of the precinct of Goshen and married Elizabeth Welling He was a captain in the local colonial militia, and became a colonel of the Fourth Orange County NY Regiment February 7, 1776, and served throughout the Revolutionary War He served on the committee appointed to determine an effective location for the Great Chain across the Hudson which prevented the British from advancing up the river, and himself wrote the report He was one of the commanders of the Battle of Minisink After the war, on September 26, 1786, Hathorn became a brigadier general of the Orange County militia, and on October 8, 1793, a major general of state militia

Hathorn was a member from Orange County of the New York State Assembly in 1778, 1780, from 1782 to 1785, in 1795 and 1805, and served as Speaker in 1784

Hathorn's house in Warwick, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1786 to 1790 and from 1799 to 1803, and was a member of the Council of Appointment in 1787 and 1789 He was elected to the Confederation Congress in December 1788 but did not attend because it soon become defunct In March 1789, he was elected to the First United States Congress, and served from April 23, 1789, to March 3, 1791 He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourth United States Congress, and served from March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1797

Hathorn engaged in mercantile pursuits until the time of his death

He was buried in Warwick Cemetery His stone house still stands on Hathorn Rd, with his and his wife's initials worked in red brick on the south gable of the house

In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS John Hathorn was named in his honor

Referencesedit

  • John Hathorn's Revolutionary Legacy Information Page
  • United States Congress "John Hathorn id: H000348" Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 


Political offices
Preceded by
Evert Bancker
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1784
Succeeded by
David Gelston
US House of Representatives
Preceded by
new office
Member of the US House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

1789–1791
Succeeded by
Cornelius C Schoonmaker
Preceded by
Peter Van Gaasbeck
Member of the US House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

1795–1797
Succeeded by
Lucas C Elmendorf

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