Jeanetta Lynn Parker


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America's Founding Fathers

                                                    Meet the Framers of the Constitution

The original states, except Rhode Island, collectively appointed 70 individuals to the Constitutional Convention. A number of these individuals did not accept or could not attend includes Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams and, John Hancock. In all, 55 delegates attended the Constitutional Convention sessions, but only 39 actually signed the Constitution. The delegates ranged in age from Jonathan Dayton, aged 26, to Benjamin Franklin, aged 81, who was so infirm that he had to be carried to sessions in a sedan chair.

Text and photos on this page are from government            archives listed in the above website and others.

                                                Biographical Index of the Framers of the Constitution

A brief biographies of each of the Founding Fathers who were the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, select the names or the states below. (* indicates delegates who did not sign the Constitution)  For this information log onto the government website listed at the tope of this page. 

Oliver Ellsworth (Elsworth)*
William. Samuel Johnson
Roger Sherman

Richard Bassett
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
Jacob Broom
John Dickinson
George Read

Abraham Baldwin
William Few
William Houston*
William L. Pierce*

Daniel Carroll
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
Luther Martin*
James McHenry
John F. Mercer*

Elbridge Gerry*
Nathaniel Gorham
Rufus King
Caleb Strong*

New Hampshire
Nicholas Gilman
John Langdon

New Jersey
David Brearly (Brearley)
Jonathan Dayton
William C. Houston*
William Livingston
William Paterson (Patterson)

New York
Alexander Hamilton
John Lansing, Jr.*
Robert Yates*

North Carolina
William. Blount
William R. Davie*
Alexander Martin*
Richard. Dobbs Spaight
Hugh Williamson

George Clymer
Thomas Fitzsimons (FitzSimons; Fitzsimmons)
Benjamin Franklin
Jared Ingersoll
Thomas Mifflin
Gouverneur Morris
Robert Morris
James Wilson

Rhode Island
Rhode Island did not send any delegates

to the Constitutional Convention.

South Carolina
Pierce Butler
Charles Pinckney
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
John Rutledge

John Blair
James Madison Jr.
George Mason*
James McClurg*
Edmund J. Randolph*
George Washington
George Wythe*

The Rising Sun chair:  In 1779, Philadelphia furniture maker John Folwell provided the Pennsylvania Assembly with a new chair for the legislature’s Speaker. Upon seeing the gilded half sun on the chair’s top, Franklin named it the ‘Rising Sun’ chair. To him it was an analogous to the new nation under the Constitution that was bound to rise in greatness. The original chair used by John Hancock during the Declaration of Independence had been destroyed by the British Army when they occupied Philadelphia in the fall of 1777.

Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Click on the Liberty Bell to return to the 1776 page.