ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
September 28, 1779
Samuel Huntington is Elected President of the
Continental Congress During the American Revolution
On this day in 1779, Samuel Huntington was elected President of the Continental Congress replacing John Jay. He
was the first to be called "The President of the United States in Congress Assembled"
He would serve until 1781 at which time he resigned due to health issues. He was succeeded by several others before
the current United States Constitution was ratified. Washington would then become the first President of the United
States elected under the current constitution.