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Signers of the US Constitution

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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.



(* indicates delegates who did not sign the Constitution)






New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina


South Carolina

Rhode Island

Rhode Island did not send any delegates to the Constitutional Convention


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.

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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