1789-1801, U.S. House of Representatives – George Thatcher


This U.S. House of Representative George Thatcher history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Governance biographical mugs.  An image of George Thatcher and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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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 House of Representatives and Senate comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government.  Representatives, elected from congressional districts, are allocated to states based on population measured by the U.S. Census.  The number of Representatives is set by law at 435.  The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, which after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the president for consideration.  The House has the power to initiate all bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.

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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