John Langdon (1741-1819)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 5.7 cm )
The subject, a native of Portsmouth, N.H., denounced English colonial policies during the years before the American Revolution and was a member of the Continental Congress (1775-76). After the Revolution he served as governor of his state in 1788, and again in 1805-09 and 1810-11. He was a United States senator from 1789 to 1801, and a member of the New Hampshire legislature from 1801 to 1805.
Gift of Mr. Lewis Gouverneur Morris
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