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McHenry, James McHenry, James, 1753–1816, American political leader, b. Ireland. He emigrated to Philadelphia in 1771 and, after studying medicine under Benjamin Rush, served as a surgeon in the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Captured by the British at Fort Washington on Harlem Heights, N.Y., he was exchanged in the spring of 1778. He was George Washington's secretary from 1778 to 1780, when he became attached to General Lafayette's staff. McHenry was (1781–86) a member of the Maryland senate, served (1783–86) as a delegate to the Confederation Congress, and attended (1787) the U.S. Constitutional Convention, where he maintained a conservative course. Later he advocated adoption of the Constitution. As secretary of war (1796–1800), he followed the political leadership of Alexander Hamilton rather than that
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Unformatted text preview: of President John Adams. Adams finally demanded and received his resignation, and thereafter McHenry lived in retirement. Fort McHenry at Baltimore was named for him. Daniel of St. Thomas JENIFER (1723-1790) JENIFER, Daniel of St. Thomas, (uncle of Daniel Jenifer), a Delegate from Maryland; born in Charles County, Md., in 1723; member of the provincial court in 1766; member of the Governors council in 1773; member and president of the council of safety 1775-1777; president of the State senate 1777-1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1779-1781, also of the convention that framed the Federal Constitution, and a signer of that instrument on September 17, 1787; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1782 and 1785; died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 16, 1790....
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