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Portrait of James McHenry


Engraved portrait of Scotch-Irish American statesman and military surgeon James McHenry (1753-1816). McHenry was a Continental Congress delegate from Maryland and one of the signers of the United States Constitution. He served as United States Secretary of War (1796-1800) under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, was named for him.



Contributor(s) Notes

Engraver: Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin

Collection Number

MS 718


3.5 x 4.25 inches


1 print

Resource ID



Collected by Elisabeth L. Clark and Bertha Lee Jenkins Miller and presented to the Maryland Historical Society by Elisabeth L. Clark, 1947

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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