Thomas McKean

438px-Thomas McKean by Charles Willson Peale
Portrait of Thomas McKean

2nd President of the United States in Congress Assembled
July 10, 1781 - November 5, 1781

Predecessor Samuel Huntington
Successor John Hanson

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania
July 28, 1777 – December 17, 1799

Predecessor Benjamin Chew
Successor Edward Shippen

2nd Governor of Pennsylvania
December 17, 1799 – December 20, 1808

Predecessor Thomas Mifflin
Successor Simon Snyder

Continental Congressman from Delaware
December 17, 1777 – February 1, 1783

August 2, 1774 – November 7, 1776

Born March 19, 1734
New London Township, Pennsylvania
Died June 24, 1817
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political Party None

Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734 – June 24, 1817) 2nd President of the United States in Congress Assembled was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution he was a delegate to the Continental Congress where he signed the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. McKean served as a President of Congress. McKean served as President of Delaware, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and Governor of Pennsylvania.