Peyton Randolph

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Peyton Randolph
Presided over the
First Continental Congress

and the
Second Continental Congress

05 September 1774 (first term)

10 May 1775 (second term)

21 October 1774 (first term)

23 May 1775 (second term)

Vice President(s):



Peyton Randolph (1723-1775) was a pre-Constitution president presiding over the First and Second Continental Congresses.

He served in 1774 and 1775.


During his first term of office, the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress was adopted on 14 October 1774, as well as the Continental Association trade boycott.


It is ironic that the progression of US Presidents should start with Peyton Randolph. Not only did he not live to see the Declaration of Independence, he would very possibly have opposed it.

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Preceded by:
Pre-US President
Succeeded by:
Henry Middleton
Preceded by:
Henry Middleton
Pre-US President
Succeeded by:
John Hancock