Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. Harrison was a representative for Surry County, Virginia (1756-1758) and Charles City County (1766-1776) to the House of Burgesses. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and, during the Second Continental Congress, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
This article is about the first President of the United States. For other uses, see George Washington (disambiguation). George Washington Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpg 1st President of the United States In office April 30, 1789[nb] – March 4, 1797 Vice President John Adams Preceded by Inaugural holder Succeeded by John Adams Senior Officer of the Army In office July 13, 1798 – December 14, 1799 Appointed by John Adams Preceded by James Wilkinson Succeeded…
Thomas Lynch, Jr., Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born on August 5, 1749. While representing South Carolina in the Second Continental Congress, his father, Thomas Lynch Senior suffered a stroke and the SC Legislature elected Thomas Jr. to go to Congress to care for his father and to take over his duties as a delegate. In poor health himself, Thomas Jr. remained just long enough in Philadelphia to vote for independence and to sign the Declaration of Independence.
John Adams (30 October 1735 - 4 July 1826), Massachusetts lawyer, diplomat, and statesman. Defender of the British soldiers tried after the Boston Massacre, delegate to the first and second Continental Congresses, signer of the Declaration of Independence, ambassador to the Netherlands and to England, drafter of the Massachusetts Constitution, first vice president and second president of the United States of America.