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Alexander Contee Hanson

jurist

Alexander Contee Hanson, American jurist.

Background

Hanson, Alexander Contee was born on October 22, 1749 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Son of John and Jane (Contee) Hanson.

Education

Graduated from College of Philadelphia.

Career

Bar, 1772; associate judge General Court Maryland, 1778-1781. His decision to have hanged, drawn and quartered Tories accused of treason resulted in passage Maryland law providing for imprisonment instead, 1782. Maryland. presidential elector, 1789.

Favored adoption of the United States Constitution. Chancellor Maryland, 1789-1806. Wrote legal tracts and pamphlets.

Connections

Married Rebeca Howard, June 4, 1778, 2 children, including Alexander C. Admitted to Maryland.

father:
John Hanson

mother:
Jane (Contee) Hanson

spouse:
Rebeca Howard