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John Langdon
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1st President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
April 6, 1789 – August 9, 1789
President George Washington
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Richard Henry Lee
In office
November 5, 1792 – December 2, 1793
President George Washington
Preceded by Richard Henry Lee
Succeeded by Ralph Izard
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
April 6, 1789 – March 3, 1801
Preceded by None
Succeeded by James Sheafe
2nd Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 1, 1785 – June 7, 1786
Preceded by Meshech Weare
Succeeded by John Sullivan
In office
June 4, 1788 – January 22, 1789
Preceded by John Sullivan
Succeeded by John Sullivan
In office
June 6, 1805 – June 8, 1809
Preceded by John Taylor Gilman
Succeeded by Jeremiah Smith
In office
June 5, 1810 – June 5, 1812
Preceded by Jeremiah Smith
Succeeded by William Plumer
Personal details
Born (1741-06-26)June 26, 1741
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Died September 18, 1819(1819-09-18) (aged 78)
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Resting place North Cemetery, Portsmouth
Political party Pro-Administration

John Langdon (June 26, 1741 – September 18, 1819) was an American politician. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution.

He was a politician born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was one of the first two United States senators from that state. Langdon was an early supporter of the Revolutionary War and served in the Continental Congress.

After being in Congress for 12 years, including serving as the first president pro tempore of the Senate. Langdon became governor of New Hampshire. He turned down a nomination for vice presidential candidate in 1812.

Langdon died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from pneumonia at the age of 78.

  • Mayo, Lawrence Shaw. John Langdon of New Hampshire. Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press, 1937.
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