By Mark Grossman

Starting with Frederick Muhlenberg in 1789 and stretching to Nancy Pelosi, the 1st woman Speaker of the home, this new reference paintings offers specific insurance of this significant political place. Presiding over the home of Representatives and moment the U.S. presidential line of succession, this place has specific impression over US politics.

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Thus, Jonathan Dayton will remain to history the riddle and mystery that he was during his life. , “Jonathan Dayton” in Richard A. , Princetonians, 1776-1783: A Biographical Dictionary (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press; three volumes, 1976), III:31-42. “Jonathan Dayton” in Robert K. , and Morris J. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 1987), 79-81. Theodore Sedgwick Served as Speaker: December 2, 1799 - March 4, 1801 T he chief biographer of Speaker Theodore Sedgwick, Richard Welch, wrote that his chief accomplishments were as “[Alexander] Hamilton’s chief lieutenant in the House during the funding and assumption contents, the outstanding administration figure in the debate on the Jay Treaty resolution of Mr.

Acceptance Speech He was conducted to the chair, and, before being sworn in, made a few comments to the assembled representatives: Gentlemen: It is with real diffidence that I undertake the execution of the duties which you have done me the honor to assign to me. In dis- 16 Jonathan Dayton charging them to the best of my abilities, I anticipate, on your part, a liberal and indulgent temper towards those decisions which may be required from the Chair, and flatter myself that I shall experience, upon all occasions, your co-operation and support.

30 Nathaniel Macon After Leaving the Speakership Macon remained in the House, and in 1809 rose to become the chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee. He favored the War of 1812 against England, but he opposed the conscription of troops for a federal army as well as the levying of taxes to pay for such a force. He also opposed the rechartering of the United States Bank. S. Senate, replacing Francis Locke, whose had resigned his seat. Macon ultimately sat in the Senate until 1828, serving during the Nineteenth Congress (1825-27) as the President Pro Tempore of that body.

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