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  John Langdon biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Langdon was again a member of the Continental Congress in 1787 and became a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, serving as a member of the New Hampshire delegation.
Langdon was elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1789, to March 3, 1801.
Langdon declined the nomination to be a candidate for Vice President in 1812, and later retired.
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 John Langdon
John Langdon was born on June 26, 1741, on the Langdon family farm near the head of the Sagamore Creek in Portsmouth.
John Langdon favored a strong federal government, and when a constitutional convention was called to restructure the government, he was elected as a delegate.
John Langdon served New Hampshire as senator until March of 1801 and was influential in forming the 3 policies of the United States in its early years.
www.seacoastnh.com /framers/jlangdon.html   (1755 words)

 Langdon, John
Langdon, John (1739-1805) Signer of the Constitution: Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on December, 1739; Langdon received a common school education and became a successful merchant.
Langdon was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1775, but resigned in June of 1776 to become a navy agent.
Langdon served in the Continental Congress and the state legislature before he was sent as a delegate to the 1787 Philadelphia Convention.
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The son of a substantial farmer and local politician, John Langdon was educated at a local school run by a veteran of New England's 1745 expedition against the French at Louisbourg, Canada.
Langdon's unit, often called a "silk-stocking" outfit by his contemporaries because it was composed of wealthy citizens who all held officer commissions in their own local militia units, was in fact a highly trained combat formation.
Langdon and Gilman missed the early sessions of the Convention, but Langdon was soon noted for his strong support of measures to strengthen the national government.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/RevWar/ss/langdon.htm   (1893 words)

 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: John Langdon
Langdon, a vigorous supporter of the Revolution, sat on the New Hampshire committee of correspondence and a nonimportation committee.
In 1777 he organized and paid for Gen. John Stark's expedition from New Hampshire against British Gen. John Burgoyne and was present in command of a militia unit at Saratoga, NY, when the latter surrendered.
Langdon was forced to pay his own expenses and those of Nicholas Gilman to the Constitutional Convention because New Hampshire was unable or unwilling to pay them.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/B/langdon/langdon.htm   (630 words)

 John Langdon Down: The Man and the Message
Langdon Down was taken out of school at the age of 14 and he spent the next four years behind the counter of his father's shop.
Langdon Down was headhunted and he went back to the laboratories of the Pharmaceutical Society where his main duty was to assist students with their bench work.
John Conolly, the reformer of the psychiatric institutions was Visitor to Earlswood and he was the one to steer Langdon Down through the rough seas of his new venture.
www.down-syndrome.info /library/periodicals/dsrp/06/1/019/DSRP-06-1-019-EN-GB.htm   (3526 words)

 Historic Houses - Governor John Langdon House
There are some good houses, (among which Col. Langdon's may be esteemed the first)." Washington was visiting the city four years after the completion of John Langdon's house, a Georgian structure of imposing design and ornate detail that is an emphatic reminder of the affluence and stature of its builder.
John Langdon moved into his new house during the spring of 1785 and resided there until his death in 1819.
Langdon bequeathed the property to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, and to comply with her wishes it was named the Governor John Langdon Mansion Memorial.
www.seacoastnh.com /houses/langdon   (1053 words)

 A Very Grave Matter - Gov. John Langdon, Elizabeth Sherburne Langdon, Thomas Elwyn Esq., Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn, ...
LANGDON, John, statesman, was born in Portsmouth, N.H., June 25, 1741; son of John Langdon, a farmer.
Colonel Langdon participated in this battle; was engaged in the expedition against the British in possession of Rhode Island in 1778, and was captain of a volunteer company in the army of General Gates that captured Burgoyne at Saratoga.
He was Continental agent of New Hampshire and president of the state convention in 1779; was re-elected to the state assembly in 1783; and in 1787 was a delegate to the convention that framed the Federal constitution.
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 John Langdon Writings and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Langdon was born in 1741 at or near Portsmouth, NH.
John Stark's expedition from New Hampshire against British Gen. John Burgoyne and was present in command of a militia unit at Saratoga, NY, when the latter surrendered.
In 1812 Langdon refused the Democratic-Republican Vice-Presidential nomination on the grounds of age and health.
www.lexrex.com /bios/jlangdon.htm   (583 words)

 Langdon, John on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the Saratoga campaign (1777) he financed the New Hampshire militia under Gen. John Stark in the expedition against General Burgoyne, and he saw action himself at Bennington and Saratoga.
Langdon was a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, and it was largely through his efforts that New Hampshire ratified the Constitution as the ninth state, thus making the instrument effective.
Langdon was governor of New Hampshire from 1805 to 1809 and from 1810 to 1812.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/L/Langdon.asp   (364 words)

 GOVERNOR JOHN LANGDON - Guide to Likeness of New Hampshire Officials and Governors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Langdon (1741 - 1819) was born and died at Portsmouth (NH).
Langdon favored freedom from the Crown for New Hampshire throughout the 1760s, and he took a seat as a delegate to the Continental Congress, meeting at Philadelphia (PA), on May 10, 1775.
Langdon proposed that the House of Representatives adjourn, and that the legislators gather as many volunteers as they could and march westward to join Gates's army.
www.state.nh.us /nhdhr/glikeness/langjohn.html   (288 words)

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John & Levina were married 6/14/1812 when she was only 13 years old.
Mother remembers Elsie (Joe Langdon's wife) telling us that Moses Langdon's grave was in a cemetery about straight north of Ransomville on the shore of Lake Ontario and that the waves eroded the shore and washed his grave into the lake.
The problem was that this John Langdon would have been too old to be ours or the land petition was signed prior to our John's birth, I think it was in 1790 that the petition was made.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~ap312/anec1.htm   (1517 words)

 Historic New England: Defining the Past. Shaping the Future.
John Langdon rose from modest origins to become a merchant, shipbuilder, Revolutionary leader, signer of the United States Constitution, and three-term governor of New Hampshire.
At the end of the 19th century, Langdon descendants purchased the house and restored it to its 18th-century glory, adding on a substantial wing designed by McKim, Mead, and White to house modern conveniences.
Langdon House is one block down on the left.
www.spnea.org /visit/homes/langdon.htm   (241 words)

 Langdon, New Hampshire
Over the fifty year period, Langdon's population increased by 208 residents, going from 378 in 1950 to 586 residents in 2000.
The 2003 Census estimate for Langdon was 620 residents, which ranked 211th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Langdon contains 16.3 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.
www.nhes.state.nh.us /elmi/htmlprofiles/langdon.html   (262 words)

 Olivia Newton-John - Main Event Tour 1998 Review by John Langdon
John and Livvy left the stage and Anthony too who came back on soon after to sing his own first set including This is The Moment which seemed particularly well enjoyed.
It was now time for Livvy to leave the stage albeit temporarily as she then duetted with John Farnham on his hit "Touch of Paradise" one of the few songs of his I like.
John then sang a few bars of "Banks of the Ohio" before Livvy launched into a rousing and humorous version of "Jolene" with her saying loudly "Jolene please take these men" - really funny.
www.onlyolivia.com /news/98oz/review.html   (1310 words)

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Further support to the idea that Langdons lived in Vermont was given by Joe Langdon (on tape) to the effect that Langdons and a family of Sheldons, who were neighbors in Vermont, migrated together to Canada and settled in the same neighborhood.
As to the accuracy of death certificates, there are 2 death certificates on record for Mary E. Clark, wife of Daniel Langdon, which show her birth place in 2 separate counties, neither one of which is the one she told the census taker when she was 27 years old.
Perhaps John was born in Vermont on Feb. 1, 1792.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~ap312/chap1c.htm   (784 words)

 Original Artwork: Dennis Lyall: John Langdon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John Langdon was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1741.
Langdon was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives in the New Hampshire legislature in 1776.
He was elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1804 and as Governor in 1805.
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 Washington's Acceptance Letter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John Langdon, a senator from New Hampshire, was elected president pro tempore of the first Congress and his first task as such was to count the electoral votes.
Langdon wrote that the election was unanimous and that it should "...be considered a sure pledge of the affection and support you are to expect from a free and enclightened people."
Shown here is Washington's reply to Langdon, accepting the Presidency and announcing his intention to depart Mount Vernon for New York on April 16.
www.indiana.edu /~liblilly/history/george.html   (127 words)

 National Park Service - Signers of the Constitution (John Langdon)
Langdon, who stood out at the Convention despite his late arrival, was a politician and businessman who had enthusiastically backed the patriot cause during the War for Independence He also enjoyed long and fruitful careers in New Hampshire and national politics.
Langdon was born in 1741 at or near Portsmouth, N.H. His father, whose family had emigrated to America before 1660, was a prosperous farmer who sired a large family.
Because New Hampshire did not provide funds, its two delegates, John Langdon and Nicholas Gilman, did not arrive at the Convention until July 23, 1787, and had to pay their own way.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/constitution/bio23.htm   (683 words)

John Langdon, portrait by Edward Savage, once in the possession of Mrs.
John Sullivan was the unquestioned leader of the second attack.
Jeremy Belknap, who wrote during the lives of both Langdon and Sullivan and was a close friend of the latter, credits the leadership to these two prominent New Harmpshire men.
www.izaak.unh.edu /exhibits/1774/PARTIC.HTM   (773 words)

 JOHN LANGDON - LoveToKnow Article on JOHN LANGDON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His elder brother, WOODBTJRY LAN000N (1739-1805), was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1779-1780, a member of the executive council of New Hampshire in 1781-1784, judge of the Supreme Court of the state in 1782 and in 1786-1790 (although he had had no legal training), and a state senator in 1784-1785.
Alfred Langdon Elwyn has edited Letters by Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Others, Written During and After the Revolution, to John Langdon of New Hampshire (Philadelphia, 1880), a book of great interest and value, See a biographical sketch of John Langdon by Charles R. Corning in the New England Magazine, vol.
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 John Langdon-Davies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
So far as John Langdon-Davies is concerned, the Lecture amounts largely to a chronicle of unfounded statements and insinuations which should be corrected.
For example, Langdon-Davies is supposed, first, to have had 'an initial fascination with anarchism', and then to have undergone an almost Pauline conversion to a toe-the-communist-line stance, which deprived him of his previous capacity to write well-informed articles based on insight and observation rather than on somebody else's Line.
Certain reservations that we felt about parts of the Biography were only crystallised when we received the printed version of the Lecture which, with all its affirmations of Langdon-Davies's good works and 'rich ideological life', gave a condensed image of him which was clearly offensive and, as history, incorrect.
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 Papers of John Langdon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John Langdon, 1739-1819, was a leading merchant and privateer owner of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Eleven of the 16 manuscripts are letters sent to Langdon by the Continental Navy Board of the Eastern Department, each signed by on or more board members, John Deshon, William Vernon, and James Warren.
Four of the manuscripts are letters by Continental Navy captains concerning inquires into the performance of their duties, including John B. Hopkins and Thomas Thompson.
www.history.navy.mil /ar/lima/langdon.htm   (245 words)

 Gov. John Langdon House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Gov. John Langdon House, two blocks east of Market Square, reflects the wealth and position of merchant and patriot leader John Langdon, who was the New Hampshire Senate's president in 1785 when he build his home.
Langdon and his wife, Elizabeth, hosted many prominent visitors here, including President George Washington in 1789.
The house today is a Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities museum that explores Portsmouth merchant life and craftmanship through its architecture and furnishings.
www.portsmouthnh.com /harbourtrail/se_index.cfm   (107 words)

 The Anglo-Catalan Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the course of his lecture on Orwell to the Anglo-Catalan Society, Dr Miquel Berga makes a number of references to John Langdon-Davies which misrepresent his thinking and his work.
It is not the task of the serious researcher to fill the gaps he finds with partisan conjecture, but Berga does exactly this, demonstrating his complete failure to get inside his subject.
If he had taken the trouble to speak at greater length to those who knew John Langdon-Davies personally, his picture of him might have been more accurate.
www.shef.ac.uk /hispanic/acspags/langdondavies.html   (1646 words)

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