James Mchenry's Contributions

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James Mchenry

James Mchenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was one of the delegates next to Daniel Carroll, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Luther Martin, and John Francis Mercer who represented Maryland in the Constitutional Convention. He grew up in Ballymena, Ireland. He went to school in Dublin and later moved to Pennsylvania as a colonist when he was 18. 1 year later, his family immigrated to Pennsylvania with him. His dad and his brother started an import business. McHenry started learning about medicine at the Newark Academy. He studied there for 2 years. His teacher was by Dr. Benjamin Rush. McHenry served in the war for Independence as a military surgeon. Mchenry was a secretary of war under two presidents: George Washington
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