U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.

John Blair

Quill platform ID: p105.

(17 April 1732 – 31 August 1800) Jurist, legislator, farmer and slaveholder. Having practised law, he joined the Virginia House of Burgesses prior to the Revolution. On its outbreak he helped to draft the Virginian constitution and the Virginia Declaration of Rights. As a judge he held several senior positions within the state’s courts. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and afterwards a US Supreme Court judge. He was also a farmer and owned several slaves.

Member of Virginia Delegation—U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition).

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