Nicholas Gilman U.S. Congressperson

Nicholas gilman

Nicholas Gilman, Jr. (August 3, 1755 – May 2, 1814) was a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and a signer of the U.S. Constitution, representing New Hampshire. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives during the first four Congresses, and served in the U.S. Senate from 1804 until his death in 1814. His brother John Taylor Gilman was also very active in New Hampshire politics, serving as Governor of New Hampshire for 14 years, as well as a principal benefactor of Phillips Exeter Academy. Gilman was the second son in a family of eight children. Born during the French and Indian War, he was soon aware of the military responsibilities that went with citizenship in a New England colony. After attending local public schools, he became a clerk in his father's trading house, but the growing rift between the colonies and Great Britain quickly thrust Gilman into the struggle for independence.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 3rd, 1755
United States of America
Date of death
May 2nd, 1814 at age of 58
Place of death
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Congregational church
Places lived
Exeter , New Hampshire
pop. 14,058 (2000)



Political engagements

Democratic-Republican Party

Geographic scope

United States of America




Wikipedia article

The term "Democratic-Republican Party", is the name used primarily by modern political scientists for the first "Republican Party", also known as the "Jeffersonian Republicans." Historians usually use "Republican Party." It was the second political party in the United States, and was organized by then United States Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson and his friend and compatriot James Madison, in 1791-93, to oppose the Federalist Party run by Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. The new party controlled the Presidency and Congress, and most states, from 1801 to 1825, during the First Party System. Starting about 1791 one faction in Congress, many of whom had been opposed to the new Constitution, began calling themselves Republicans in the Second United States Congress. People at the time used the name Republican in mentioning the Republican Party of this period and the first two decades of the 19th Century. The Republican Party split after the 1824 presidential election into two parties: the Democratic Party and the short-lived National Republican Party.

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Goverment positions 2

United States Senator


Legislative sessions

10th United States Congress
11th United States Congress
12th United States Congress
13th United States Congress
9th United States Congress

Area represented

New Hampshire


United States of America

The 50 states elect 2 senators each for staggered 6-year terms. A senator represents between 1 and 37 million people, depending on their state’s population. The day-to-day activities of the Senate are controlled largely by the political party holding the most seats, called the "majority party".

Other position holders


United States Representative


Legislative sessions

1st United States Congress
2nd United States Congress
3rd United States Congress
4th United States Congress

Area represented

New Hampshire's at-large congressional district

The states are also divided into 435 congressional districts with a population of about 710,000 each. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a 2-year term.

Other position holders



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