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REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-03-18 14:00:00 in the The Convention: The proposition was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and Compact.
The proposition was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and Compact.
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-03-18 14:00:00 in the The Convention: The proposition was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and Compact.
The proposition was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and Compact.
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8]
Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] received from the Committee of the Whole.
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8]
Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] received from the Committee of the Whole.
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1895-03-25 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Report No. 8]
The committee on ordinances and federal relations reported as follows: MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on ordinances and federal relations respectfully submit for your consideration their joint report of the accompanying draft of an ordinance on...
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1895-03-25 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Report No. 8]
The committee on ordinances and federal relations reported as follows: MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on ordinances and federal relations respectfully submit for your consideration their joint report of the accompanying draft of an ordinance on...
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: The Committee on Printing refers the Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] to the Convention.
The Committee on Printing refers the Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] to the Convention.
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: The Committee on Printing refers the Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] to the Convention.
The Committee on Printing refers the Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] to the Convention.
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance: Report on Ordinance [Report No. 8]
The Committee on Ordinance made a joint report and article with the Committee on Federal Relations. (Because the Chairman of the Committee on Ordinance signed the report first, we created the original document in their committee and then referred it...
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance: Report on Ordinance [Report No. 8]
The Committee on Ordinance made a joint report and article with the Committee on Federal Relations. (Because the Chairman of the Committee on Ordinance signed the report first, we created the original document in their committee and then referred it...
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1895-03-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Combining the Reports of the Committee on Federal Relations and Committee on Ordinances
Mr. PAGE. Mr. President, as chairman of the committee on federal relations, I wish to state that the committee on federal relations find that their duties conflict somewhat with those of the committee on ordinances, and in the interest of the saving...
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1895-03-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Combining the Reports of the Committee on Federal Relations and Committee on Ordinances
Mr. PAGE. Mr. President, as chairman of the committee on federal relations, I wish to state that the committee on federal relations find that their duties conflict somewhat with those of the committee on ordinances, and in the interest of the saving...
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-08 16:15:00 in the Committee of the Whole: The CHAIRMAN. You have heard Mr. Varian's statement, if there is no objection we will take up the next article on the calendar_ordinance and federal relations.
The CHAIRMAN. You have heard Mr. Varian's statement, if there is no objection we will take up the next article on the calendar_ordinance and federal relations.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-08 16:15:00 in the Committee of the Whole: The CHAIRMAN. You have heard Mr. Varian's statement, if there is no objection we will take up the next article on the calendar_ordinance and federal relations.
The CHAIRMAN. You have heard Mr. Varian's statement, if there is no objection we will take up the next article on the calendar_ordinance and federal relations.
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8]
Committee of the Whole passed Article No. 8 through the Committee on Printing to the Convention.
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8]
Committee of the Whole passed Article No. 8 through the Committee on Printing to the Convention.
SESSION
1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance
23 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance
23 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-25 10:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations
25 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-25 10:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations
25 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-26 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing
26 Mar 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-26 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing
26 Mar 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing
27 Mar 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing
27 Mar 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-18 13:00:00 in the The Convention
Several delegates arrived.
18 May 1787, 13:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House
New Jersey Plan Rejected. Final Report returned to Convention.
19 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole
19 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
First day of the Bill of Rights proceedings; congressmen join the chamber
04 Mar 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
First day of the Bill of Rights proceedings; congressmen join the chamber
04 Mar 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Committee of the Whole House reported.
19 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention
14 May 1787, 10:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-05-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Several delegates arrived.
15 May 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-21 13:00:00 in the The Convention
Several delegates arrived.
21 May 1787, 13:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention
Date appointed for start of Convention. Only a few delegates present.
14 May 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention
15 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1789-09-21 10:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
A Conference Committee is created to discuss the Senate amendments rejected by the House
21 Sep 1789, 10:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789
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1789-09-21 10:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
A Conference Committee is created to discuss the Senate amendments rejected by the House
21 Sep 1789, 10:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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1787-06-30 11:00:00 in the The Convention
30 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-09 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole
09 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-09 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House
Resolutions 4 and 7. Voting procedures within the Legislature debated, and proposition that state executives elect the National Executive rejected.
09 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention
14 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Consideration of the plan reported by Committee of the Whole House postponed.
14 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-22 13:00:00 in the The Convention
Several delegates arrived.
22 May 1787, 13:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1919-06-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate
H.J. Res. 1 is debated.
03 Jun 1919, 00:00
In: United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]
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1787-07-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention
New Hampshire delegation arrived. Resolutions 17, 18, and 19. Debated ratification. Created Committee of Detail.
23 Jul 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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New Jersey Plan
APPENDIX E: THE NEW JERSEY PLAN OR PATERSON RESOLUTIONS Farrand writes: "When the Convention, in Committee of the Whole was evidently coming to a favorable conclusion in its consideration of the Virginia Plan, various representatives of the...
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18 May, 1787: Benjamin Franklin to Richard Price
Representation from New York on the floor today. Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): Philada., May 18, 1787. We have now meeting here a Convention of the principal people in the several States, for the purpose of revising the...
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21 May, 1787: George Mason to Arthur Lee
"The most prevalent idea...is a total change of the federal system." Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): Philadelphia, May 21, 1787. I arrived in this city on Thursday evening last, but found so few of the deputies here from...
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New Jersey Plan (Draft)
APPENDIX E: THE NEW JERSEY PLAN OR PATERSON RESOLUTIONS Farrand writes: "When the Convention, in Committee of the Whole was evidently coming to a favorable conclusion in its consideration of the Virginia Plan, various representatives of the...
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21 May, 1787: George Read to John Dickinson
"I am in possession of a copied draft of a Federal system intended to be proposed..." Consource transcription (from Farrand): Philadelphia, May 21st, 1787. It was rather unlucky that you had not given me a hint of your wish to be in a...
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27 July, 1787: Alexander Martin to Governor Caswell
Link to primary source in box below: State Archives of North Carolina, public record. Online Library of Liberty transcription of excerpt (from Farrand): Philadelphia, July 27th, 1787. You may think I have been remiss in making you...
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James Madison: Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention, 1787
Link to Library of Congress collection in box below. Yale Avalon Project Transcription: May 14, 1787, May 25, 1787 [FN1]Monday May 14th 1787 was the day fixed for the meeting of the deputies in Convention for revising the federal system of...
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20 May, 1787: George Mason to his son , George Mason Jr.
George Mason outlines initial impressions. Online Library of Liberty Transcription (from Farrand): Philadelphia, May 20th, 1787. Upon our arrival here on Thursday evening, seventeenth May, I found only the States of Virginia and Pennsylvania...
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Edmund Randolph's Draft of the Constitution (handwritten)
Link below to George Mason papers containing original document in the Library of Congress collections. Randolph's draft was reproduced in facsimile in William Montgomery Meigs, *The Growth of the Constitution in the Federal Convention of 1787*...
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Letter Recording Informal Meetings of Virginians - 20 May 1787
Mason records that the Virginian delegation had begun meeting prior to the formal start of the Convention to establish their position and consider a plan. This he suggests was separate to their attendance at the State House to meet any newly arrived...
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Brearly's Table of State Populations
David Brearly's papers also contained a table of state populations. Farrand writes that "among the papers of Brearley relating to the Federal Convention, and turned over by his executor, General Bloomfield, to John Quincy Adams, is this document — on...
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Sherman's Proposals
Farrand writes: "Among the Sherman papers was found a document containing a series of propositions, which has been variously interpreted: The members of the Connecticut delegation to the Federal Convention had served upon several different...
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Pinckney Plan (Recreated Original)
APPENDIX D: THE PINCKNEY PLAN Farrand writes: "On May 29, after Randolph had presented the Virginia Plan to the Convention, “Mr. Charles Pinckney . . . laid before the House for their consideration, the draught of a fœderal government to be agreed...
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Early efforts to reform the Electoral College
George McDuffie image from Wikipedia.
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Hamilton Plan (Madison's Version)
APPENDIX F: THE HAMILTON PLAN Farrand writes: "In connection with his important speech of June 18, Hamilton read a sketch of a plan of government which “was meant only to give a more correct view of his ideas, and to suggest the amendments which he...
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Diary Record of an Informal Meeting - 13 July 1787
Diary entry taken from Manasseh Cutler's, Life, Journals and Correspondence of Manasseh Cutler, I, 253-271. Cutler suggests that some of the delegates taking supper together was a regular occurrence, which is not surprising. More so, is the recorded...
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Using Digital Tools to Understand Policy Making
Negotiated Texts Network Event in conjunction with the Department for Informatics at King's College London
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Foreign influence and America's politicians
Image from Wikipedia: 'Allan Ramsay - King George III in coronation robes'
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Virginia Plan (Madison's Version)
APPENDIX C: THE VIRGINIA PLAN OR RANDOLPH RESOLUTIONS. Farrand writes: "As their state had taken the lead in calling the Federal Convention, the Virginia delegates felt a sense of responsibility. They accordingly prepared an outline of a new...
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Hamilton Plan (Redraft)
APPENDIX F: THE HAMILTON PLAN Farrand writes: "In connection with his important speech of June 18, Hamilton read a sketch of a plan of government which “was meant only to give a more correct view of his ideas, and to suggest the amendments which he...
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Pinckney Plan (Redraft)
APPENDIX D: THE PINCKNEY PLAN Farrand writes: On May 29, after Randolph had presented the Virginia Plan to the Convention, “Mr. Charles Pinckney . . . laid before the House for their consideration, the draught of a fœderal government to be agreed...
COMMENTARY_COLLECTION
Records of the Federal Convention (1911)
The PDF scans of the 1911 publication, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, edited by Max Farrand (New Haven: Yale University Press)
COMMENTARY_COLLECTION
Library of Congress copy of Madison's Notes Manuscript
This collection holds links to the Library of Congress scan of its microfilm photographs of Madison's personal record recording the work of the Constitutional Convention.
COMMENTARY_COLLECTION
Elliot's Debates
Jonathan Elliot, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, J.B. Lippincott & co. (Philadelphia: 1836-59).
COMMENTARY_COLLECTION
14-25 May, 1787
A collection of primary source material detailing the state of the convention between 14 and 25 May, 1787. People include George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Price, Thomas Jordan, Arthur Lee, John Dickinson,...
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26 July- 4 August, 1787: The Meeting of the Committee of Detail
A collection of handwritten primary source material pertaining to the deliberations of the Committee of Detail. People include John Jay, George Washington, Richard Caswell, R.D. Spaight, Alexander Martin, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison,...
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William Maclay
(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...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Thomas Hartley
(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...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Benjamin Goodhue
(20 September 1748 – 28 July 1814) Merchant, U.S. Representative, and Senator. An active merchant during the Revolutionary War, Goodhue also served on state constitutional conventions and contributed to the creation of the Massachusetts...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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John Lansing
(30 January 1754 – 12 December 1829?) Lawyer, judge and slave owner. As well as a lawyer he owned a large plantation, though he may not have used slave labour. Kept a handful of slaves as servants in his New York house. For a brief period during the...
In: New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New York Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New York Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New York Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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Fisher Ames
(9 April 1758 – 4 July 1808) Member of Congress, essayist, and renowned orator. Ames was elected in 1788 to the Massachusetts convention for ratifying the federal Constitution. To support his growing family, he invested, successfully, in the...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Paine Wingate
(14 May 1739 – 7 March 1838) Preacher, farmer, delegate to the Continental Congress and both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Wingate served as a member to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, the New Hampshire state...
In: New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg
(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...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Samuel Livermore
(25 May 1732 – 18 May 1803) New Hampshire Governor, chief justice, U.S. Senator, and farmer. After taking up the bar, Livermore served as judge-advocate in the admiralty court and as attorney general. During the Revolutionary War, he retreated...
In: New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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Aedanus Burke
(16 June 1743 – 30 March 1802) Congressman, soldier, and judge. Burke reached the rank of lieutenant in the South Carolina Continental Line before resigning to accept a position as a judge in the state's court of common pleas. He then reentered...
In: South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789