Oliver Ellsworth served as a delegate from Connecticut to the Confederation Congress from 1781-1783. Previously he was a delegate to the 2nd Continental Congress from 1778 to 1780. Ellsworth was a signer of the Constitution. He served in the United States Senate from 1789 to 1796. He aligned with Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Party advocating in favor of the Bill of Rights. George Washington nominated Ellsworth as Chief Justice and he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, serving as the 3rd Chief Justice from 1796 to 1800.
First Federal Congress 1781-1789
The Continental Congress met between 1774-1785. This was followed by the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation which existed between 1785-1789. The First United States Congress, also known as the First Federal Congress, consisted of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, which met between, March 4, 1789 and March 4, 1791.
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.
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