Peyton Randolph was a lifelong resident of Williamsburg, Virginia where he followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and served as speaker of the House of Burgesses. Randolph was the first and third president of the Continental Congress. During the first Continental Congress, it requested the King repeal the Coercive Acts. Peyton fell ill and was replaced by Henry Middleton. In 1775, he briefly returned as the third president. Later that year he suffered a fit of apoplexy while dining with his cousin, Thomas Jefferson, and died. Some consider Peyton Randolph the first President of the United States, even though he died in 1775. The Continental Congress honored Randolph by naming one of the first naval frigates as the USS Randolph.
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.
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