Mchenry, James (1753–1816)

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MCHENRY, JAMES (1753–1816)

Irish-born physician James McHenry was a Maryland delegate to the constitutional convention of 1787 and a signer of the Constitution. Absent for most of June and July, he participated little in debate; but, when present, he took detailed notes which are a valuable record of the deliberations. He was later secretary of war (1796–1800).

Dennis J. Mahoney