He was a physician in the Revolutionary War, a member of the Continental Congress and signed the Constitution. He was secretary of war and established the Military Academy at West Point. The Star-Spangled Banner was written while the British bombed the fort named for him. Who was he: James McHenry, who died this day, May 3, 1816. As president of the Baltimore Bible Society, James McHenry stated: "Neither ... let it be overlooked that public utility pleads ... for the general distribution of ... Holy Scriptures ... which ... can alone secure to society order and peace."