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Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Occupation: Signer of the U.S. Constitution, Governor of South Carolina & 2nd Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Govenor of South Carolina, Supreme Court Justice
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About John Rutledge, Jr.

John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 – July 23, 1800) was an American statesman and judge. He was the first Governor of South Carolina following the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For a time, he held dictatorial powers in that state. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and he signed the United States Constitution. He served as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, and was the second Chief Justice of the Court from July to December 1795. He was the elder brother of Edward Rutledge, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

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John Rutledge, Governor, Signer of the US Constitution, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States's Timeline

September 17, 1739
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
May 1, 1763
Age 23
Charleston, SC, USA
Age 26
Charleston, SC, USA
Age 29
April 7, 1773
Age 33
Age 34
January 25, 1776
Age 36
September 17, 1787
- September 17, 1787
Age 48
Independence Hall, Philadelphia,

The Signers of the U. S. Constitution

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Rufus King
Nathaniel Gorham

Roger Sherman
William Samuel Johnson

New York
Alexander Hamilton

New Jersey
William Livingston
David Brearley
William Paterson
Jonathan Dayton

Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Mifflin
Robert Morris
George Clymer
Thomas FitzSimons
Jared Ingersoll
Gouverneur Morris
James Wilson

George Read
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jacob Broom

James McHenry
Daniel Carroll
Dan of St. Thomas Jenifer

John Blair
James Madison, Jr.
George Washington

North Carolina
William Blount
Richard Dobbs Spaight
Hugh Williamson

South Carolina
John Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler

William Few
Abraham Baldwin

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

Colonial Hall now contains 103 biographical sketches of America's founding fathers. At this time we have divided them up into 3 groups:
As you will see there are still many biographies that need to be added to our site, including a new category: Other Founding Fathers.

The biographies on this site are primarily from 1 of the following 2 sources:
Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, by the Rev. Charles A. Goodrich. Published in 1829.
The United States Manual of Biography and History, by James V. Marshall. Published by James B. Smith & Co., in Philadelphia in the year 1856.

July 23, 1800
Age 60
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Charleston, SC, USA