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 Jonathan J. Hazard

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Jonathan J. Hazard

Birth
Death
29 Jul 1812 (aged 80–81)
Burial
Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, USA
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US Congressman, Jonathan J. Hazard was an American statesman and anti-federalist who served as a delegate for Rhode Island in the Continental Congress. He was the dictator in Rhode Island politics until his course in the Constitutional Convention ruined him.

He was called "Beau Jonathan" because of his scrupulous regard for dress and courtliness of manner. His native ability, ready oratory, and political skill put him in the forefront of Rhode Island affairs. For along time, he was "the idol of the country interest, manager of the State, leader of the Legislature, in fact, the political dictator of Rhode Island" (from Dictionary of America Biography, Vol. IV, Allen Johnson & Dumas Malone, Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York, 1931, page 470)

Jonathan was a very active and influential Whig in the Revolution. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1776 and served throughout the war in the General Assembly of the colony, was paymaster of the Continental battalion in 1777, and joined the army in New Jersey. After the war he was twice a delgate to the Confederated Congress. He was a politician of great tact and ability, and was the leader of the paper money party which beat down the hard money or mercantile party in Rhode Island. A flery Anti Federalist, he opposed the adoption of the federal constitution in the Rhode Island convention, and it was defeated by seventeen majority. Its fiends obtained an adjournment, and finally neutralizing his oppostion carried its ratification by one majority. This overthrew Hazard's influence, though he was afterwards a member of the General Assembly. He was a natural orator and an influential legislative debater. (from History and Directory of Yates County, Stafford C. Cleveland, Penn Yan, NY 1873).

He was a member of the council of war in 1778; a Member of the Continental Congress 1787-1789; again a member of the State house of representatives 1790-1805. (from Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1961, US Governmnet Printing Office, 1961, page 1032) (Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 Biographies H page 1290)

In 1805 Jonathan, along with his wife Patience and their younger children, moved west to a new settlement being established by the Society of Friends (Quakers)

He was a natural orator, with a ready command of the language, and was subtle and ingenious in debate. He was for a long time the idol of the country interest, manager of the state, leader of the legislature, and, indeed, the political dictator of Rhode Island. He was the most efficient leader of the paper money party in 1786 and their ablest debater in the General Assembly. (Appletons Encyclopedia, Virtualology)

A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below
HAZZARD, Jonathan J.
Birth: RI 1731
Service: RI
Rank: PM PS
Death: NY 29 Jul 1812
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: Miriam Gage
Spouse: Hannah Brown
Spouse: Patience Hazzard



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US Congressman, Jonathan J. Hazard was an American statesman and anti-federalist who served as a delegate for Rhode Island in the Continental Congress. He was the dictator in Rhode Island politics until his course in the Constitutional Convention ruined him.

He was called "Beau Jonathan" because of his scrupulous regard for dress and courtliness of manner. His native ability, ready oratory, and political skill put him in the forefront of Rhode Island affairs. For along time, he was "the idol of the country interest, manager of the State, leader of the Legislature, in fact, the political dictator of Rhode Island" (from Dictionary of America Biography, Vol. IV, Allen Johnson & Dumas Malone, Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York, 1931, page 470)

Jonathan was a very active and influential Whig in the Revolution. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1776 and served throughout the war in the General Assembly of the colony, was paymaster of the Continental battalion in 1777, and joined the army in New Jersey. After the war he was twice a delgate to the Confederated Congress. He was a politician of great tact and ability, and was the leader of the paper money party which beat down the hard money or mercantile party in Rhode Island. A flery Anti Federalist, he opposed the adoption of the federal constitution in the Rhode Island convention, and it was defeated by seventeen majority. Its fiends obtained an adjournment, and finally neutralizing his oppostion carried its ratification by one majority. This overthrew Hazard's influence, though he was afterwards a member of the General Assembly. He was a natural orator and an influential legislative debater. (from History and Directory of Yates County, Stafford C. Cleveland, Penn Yan, NY 1873).

He was a member of the council of war in 1778; a Member of the Continental Congress 1787-1789; again a member of the State house of representatives 1790-1805. (from Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1961, US Governmnet Printing Office, 1961, page 1032) (Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 Biographies H page 1290)

In 1805 Jonathan, along with his wife Patience and their younger children, moved west to a new settlement being established by the Society of Friends (Quakers)

He was a natural orator, with a ready command of the language, and was subtle and ingenious in debate. He was for a long time the idol of the country interest, manager of the state, leader of the legislature, and, indeed, the political dictator of Rhode Island. He was the most efficient leader of the paper money party in 1786 and their ablest debater in the General Assembly. (Appletons Encyclopedia, Virtualology)

A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below
HAZZARD, Jonathan J.
Birth: RI 1731
Service: RI
Rank: PM PS
Death: NY 29 Jul 1812
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: Miriam Gage
Spouse: Hannah Brown
Spouse: Patience Hazzard



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