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John Hanson
a Signer of the Articles of Confederation


John Hanson is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation (which were drafted in 1777 and ratified in 1781). Along with the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, the Articles of Confederation is considered one of the three principal foundational documents of the United States of America.

John Hanson was a delegate from Maryland.

John Hanson was a Lutheran.

From: Paul Wagner, "Famous Lutherans" webpage, on official website of Faith Lutheran Church (LCMS), Groton, CT; last updated 6 September 2004 (http://www.faithlutherangroton.org/famous.html; viewed 22 November 2005):

John Hanson - Regarded by some as the first President of the United States, he was elected in 1781 under the Articles of Confederation, not our present Consititution, and served a one year term. His father was a Lutheran pastor.

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