She is Related to a President #4 (Gorham)

Nathaniel Gorham isn’t usually a name one thinks of when you mention US Presidents.

The following biography was adapted from “The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress” and is found here. 

GORHAM, Nathaniel

  •  born in Charlestown, Mass., May 27, 1738
  • member of the provincial legislature 1771-1775
  • delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1774 and 1775
  • member of the board of war 1778-1781
  • delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1779
  • served in the State senate in 1780 and 1781
  • Member of the Continental Congress in 1782, 1783, 1786, 1787, and 1789 and was its president from June 6, 1786, to February 2, 1787 [this makes him a “US President” – George Washington wasn’t elected until 1789]
  • delegate to the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 and signed the Constitution
  • delegate to the State constitutional convention which ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788
  • judge of the court of common pleas from July 1, 1785, until his resignation on May 31, 1796
  • died in Charlestown, Mass., June 11, 1796

Nathaniel Gorham is Her 3rd cousin 7 times removed.  

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