United States Bill of Rights 1789

Twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution, introduced in September 1789 by Congress.

Pennsylvania Delegation

This is one of the 12 delegations in the convention, accounting for 10 of 92 people who took part.

Members (10):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
George Clymer Visualize (16 March 1739 – 23 January 1813) Merchant, land speculator and legislator. A Philadelphia city councillor and justice of the peace, Clymer later joined the Pennsylvania state legislature and the Continental Congress. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and then member of the US House of Representatives. He was a supervisor of revenue and then president of the Philadelphia Bank. Pennsylvania Delegation (U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas Fitzsimmons Visualize (1741 – 26 August 1811) Merchant and legislator. A merchant involved in the West India trade, Fitzsimmons joined a number of organizations at the start of the American Revolution. He commanded a company of home guards during the war and was head of the Pennsylvania Navy Board. He later joined the Confederation Congress and became a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. He was elected to the US House of Representatives for a single term and later went into banking. Pennsylvania Delegation (U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas Hartley Visualize (7 September 1748 – 21 December 1800) Lawyer, soldier, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. After an accomplished military career -- in which he was a major force in the Pennsylvania campaign of the Revolutionary War -- Hartley served on the Pennsylvania legislature and practiced law. He attended the Pennsylvania convention to ratify the federal Constitution and served in the House of Representatives from the First Congress until his death in 1800. Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition))
Daniel Hiester Visualize (June 25, 1747 – March 7, 1804) Military officer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Once he completed his education, Hiester participated in mercantile business in Pennsylvania until the Revolutionary War, in which he served as a colonel and brigadier general. He served for a time on the Pennsylvania General Assembly and supreme executive council of Pennsylvania before being elected to the House of Representatives, where he served until 1796. He was among the legislators that voted to move the capital to what would become Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition))
William Maclay Visualize (20 July 1737–16 April 1804) Surveyor, legislator, and U.S. Senator. During the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Army as a commissary. His most important contribution was the keeping of a diary, which provides insight into the politics of the First Federal Congress as it implemented the Constitution. Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition))
Robert Morris Visualize Senator Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition))
Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg Visualize (1 January 1750 – 4 June 1801) First Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, member of the Continental Congress, and Lutheran pastor by profession. Muhlenberg was a member of the Continental Congress and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he served as speaker. He chaired the state convention to ratify the federal Constitution. Then, he was elected to the First, Second ,Third and Fourth U.S. Congresses and served as the first Speaker of the House. In 1796, he was chairman to the Committee of the Whole. He attempted to honor his German origins by furthering the involvement and integration of German Americans into the political process of the U.S. Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition))
John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Visualize (1 October 1746 – 1 October 1807) Clergyman, Continental Army soldier during the American Revolutionary War, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Brother to Frederick Muhlenberg, J.P.G. Muhlenberg was also a minister. He commanded the Eighth Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army and was commissioned brigadier general. In 1784, he was elected representative on the supreme executive council and as vice president of the state. He was then elected to the First, Third, and Sixth Congresses, where he served in the House of Representatives. In 1801, he was elected to the Senate but resigned shortly thereafter to take up a post as supervisor of U.S. customs in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition))
Thomas Scott Visualize (1739 – 2 March 1796) Lawyer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Among his contributions, Scott allegedly presented to the Congress a resolution that established the capital city on the banks of the Potomac River, now known as Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition))
Henry Wynkoop Visualize (2 March 1737 – 25 March 1816) Member of the Continental Congress and U.S. Representative. Wynkoop served as a member of the Continental Congress and as a justice for the court of common pleas and the orphan's court. He was then elected to the House of Representatives and served on the First Congress before being appointed to an Associate Judgeship. Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition))