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Signers of the US Constitution

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  • Hugh Williamson (1735 - 1819)
    Hugh Williamson, educator, physician, legislator, merchant, scientist, scholar, and signer of the U.S. Constitution for North Carolina. Hugh was the oldest of ten children—four girls and six b...
  • Thomas Fitzsimons (1741 - 1811)
    Thomas Fitzsimons (1741–1811) was an American merchant and statesman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and th...
  • Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723 - 1790)
    Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer[1] (1723 – November 16, 1790) was a politician and a Founding Father of the United States. Born long before conflicts with Great Britain emerged, he was a leader for...
  • David Brearley (1745 - 1790)
    From Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution by Robert K. Wright, Jr. and Morris J. MacGregor, Jr., published by the Center of Military History, United States Army, Washington, D.C., 1987 DAVID BREAR...
  • Dr. James McClurg, M. D. (1747 - 1823)

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Overview

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_signers_of_the_United_States_Constitution

Thirty-nine of the fifty-five delegates, who attended the Philadelphia Convention|Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No delegate from Rhode Island signed the document, since the state declined to send a representative. In addition to the 39 delegates, the convention's secretary William Jackson (secretary)|William Jackson also signed the document, not as a delegate, but in attestation of the document's signing.

Several notable politicians of the time did not attend the convention, including Thomas Jefferson and John Adams (both of whom were overseas working as diplomats), as well as Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry (who considered the previous system of government acceptable).

Jonathan Dayton at the age of 26 was the youngest signer whereas Benjamin Franklin at the age of 81 was the oldest.

Signatories

from: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html

(* indicates delegates who did not sign the Constitution)

Connecticut http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_connecticut.html

Delaware http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_delaware.html

Georgia http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_georgia.html

Maryland http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_maryland.html

Massachusetts http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_massachusetts.html

New Hampshire http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_new_hampshire.html

New Jersey http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_new_jersey.html

New York http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_new_york.html

North Carolina http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_north_carolina.html

Pennsylvania http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_pennsylvania.html

South Carolina http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_south_carolina.html


Rhode Island

Rhode Island did not send any delegates to the Constitutional Convention

Virginia http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_virginia.html

See also

  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • The first-platted streets of Madison, Wisconsin are named after the signers of the Constitution.
  • The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania includes a "Signers' Hall" with statues of each of the signers of the Constitution.

External links

Category:United States-related lists|Signatories of the United States Constitution Category:Signers of the United States Constitution|* Category:Lists of United States politicians

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