George Thatcher served as a delegate for Massachusetts to the Confederation Congress from 1787 to 1788. He then served as a representative in the new U.S. Congress for 14 years. When he left in 1801, Thatcher was the last original congressman. In 1793, he supported a petition on behalf of four freed slaves in order to adopt a remedy to the Fugitive Slave Act, the House of Representatives declined to accept the petition. During the organization of Maine’s statehood, George Thatcher helped create the state constitution.
The Continental Congress met between 1774 – 1781. After the Articles of Confederation went into effect in 1781, it became the Confederation Congress. These were the governing bodies of the United States during the American Revolution. George Thatcher was a representative from Massachusetts and sat in the First Federal Hall during the Confederation Congress.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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