Honored Patriot of the American Revolution
[Picture of John Hanson and Seal of the "Sons of the American Revolution"]
Born 3 April, 1721, Mullberry Grove, Charles Co., MD. Died 15 November 1783 at the original Oxon Hill Manor house (site about 400 yards north of here) Prince George's Co., MD.
John Hanson served several terms as a delegate to the Lower House of the Maryland Assembly from Charles County between 1757 and 1769, and as a ...
member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Frederick County from 1778 to 1780. In 1775 he served as a member of the Maryland Convention which issued its famous declaration known as the "Association of the Freemen of Maryland." He was elected the first President of the United States in Congress
Assembled under the New Articles of Confederation and served from November 5, 1781 - November 4, 1782. While President he tendered George Washington the thanks of Congress for the victory at Yorktown.
Dedicated June 30, 1990 by the John Hanson Chapter, Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution.