John Hanson

John Hanson Portrait 1770
Portrait of John Hanson

3rd President of the United States in Congress Assembled
November 5, 1781 - November 4, 1782

Predecessor Thomas McKean
Successor Elias Boudinot
Born April 14, 1721
near Port Tobacco, Maryland
Died November 22, 1783
Prince George's County, Maryland
Political Party None

John Hanson (April 14, 1721 – November 22, 1783) 3rd President of the United States in Congress Assembled was a merchant and public official from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution. After serving in a variety of roles for the Patriot cause in Maryland, in 1779 Hanson was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress. He signed the Articles of Confederation.