James McHenry was a representative from Maryland and a signatory on the U.S. Constitution. He was a military surgeon and statesman. In 1776, McHenry was appointed surgeon to the Fifth Pennsylvania Battalion. He was taken prisoner in 1777 and after being paroled, served on Major General Lafayette’s staff. In 1796, President Washington appointed McHenry as secretary of war, where he reorganized the U.S. Army and established the U.S. Navy.
This James McHenry mug is part of our US Constitution series profiling the 39 signatories of the US Constitution. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, presided over by George Washington. Six of these men also signed the Declaration of Independence: George Clymer, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, George Read, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson.
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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