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Langdon, John, 1741-1819

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1741 - 1819

John Langdon (June 26, 1741 – September 18, 1819) was a politician from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and a Founding Father of the United States. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution, and was one of the first two United States senators from that state. As a member of the Continental Congress Langdon was an early supporter of the Revolutionary War. He later served in United States Congress for 12 years, including as the first president pro tempore of the Senate, before becoming governor of New Hampshire. He turned down a nomination for Vice Presidential candidate in 1812.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

J. Wheelock letter

Mss 813660
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 813660
Scope and Contents Letter from J. Wheelock of Dartmouth College to John Langdon in behal of Joel Mann.

John Langdon letter

Mss 805419
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 805419
Overview In English.