Nov 29, 1729. Americas first official record keeper. Chosen secretary of the First Continental Congress Sept 5, 1774, Thomson recorded proceedings for 15 years and delivered his journals together with tens of thousands of records to the federal government in 1789. Born at Ireland, he died Aug 16, 1824.
It was Thomson who notified George Washington of his election as president.
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