When did John Hanson - Liberia - die?
John Hanson - Liberia - died in 1860.
John Hanson was elected president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation, in November 1781. He was not black, but was of white English origin like almost every other member of the congress. The rumor that he was black comes from confusion with another John Hanson who was black and was a prominent citizen in Liberia .
The black John Hanson was a senator in Liberia. Better known, at least in the US, was John Hanson from Maryland (1721-1783). He was of English ancestry . He was a wealthy planter , married Jane Contee and they had eight children. He was elected president of the first Continental Congress in 1781 after the Articles of Confederation was ratified . He presided over the meeting of the Congress but was not at all like…