Hanson, John – Founding Father


This John Hanson history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Continental and Confederation Congress biographical mugs.  An image of John Hanson and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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John Hanson was a merchant, politician from Maryland and American Founding Father.  In 1781, as a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Articles of Confederation and was elected as the first President of the Confederation Congress. This was also referred to as President of the United States in the Congress assembled.  At that time both the legislative and executive governments were vested in Congress and the presidency was mostly a ceremonial position.  The Articles of Confederation stipulated that presidents of Congress serve one-year terms.  A highlight of John Hanson’s term was when George Washington presented Cornwallis’s sword to Congress.

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.

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.

  • Mugs are food and microwave-safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.  

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