Founding Fathers and Other Notable Figures of the Founding

 

 

The Birth of Old Glory

Founding Fathers and Other Notable Figures of the Founding

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The following is a text list of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, as well as other Notable Figures of the Founding. Click on the individual’s name to be take to his or her information page.

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The Signers of the Declaration of Independence

The Signers of the Articles of Confederation

The Signers of the Constitution

Other Notable Figures of the Founding

Presidents of the the Founding Period

Supreme Court Justices of the Founding Period

 

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence

John Adams

Samuel Adams

Josiah Bartlett

Carter Braxton

Charles Carroll

Samuel Chase

Abraham Clark

George Clymer

William Ellery

William Floyd

Benjamin Franklin

Elbridge Gerry

Button Gwinnett

Lyman Hall

John Hancock

Benjamin Harrison

John Hart

Joseph Hewes

Thomas Heyward Jr.

William Hooper

Stephen Hopkins

Francis Hopkinson

Samuel Huntington

Thomas Jefferson

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Richard Henry Lee

Francis Lewis

Philip Livingston

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Thomas McKean

Arthur Middleton

Lewis Morris

Robert Morris

John Morton

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

William Paca

Robert Treat Paine

John Penn

George Read

Caesar Rodney

George Ross

Benjamin Rush

Edward Rutledge

Roger Sherman

James Smith

Richard Stockton

Thomas Stone

George Taylor

Charles Thomson, Secretary

Matthew Thornton

George Walton

William Whipple

William Williams

James Wilson

John Witherspoon

Oliver Wolcott

George Wythe

The Signers of the Articles of Confederation

Andrew Adams

Samuel Adams

Thomas Adams

John Banister

Josiah Bartlett

Daniel Carroll

William Clingan

John Collins

Francis Dana

John Dickinson

William Henry Drayton

James Duane

William Duer

William Ellery

Elbridge Gerry

John Hancock

John Hanson

Cornelius Harnett

John Harvie

Thomas Heyward Jr.

Samuel Holten

Titus Hosmer

Samuel Huntington

Richard Hutson

Edward Langworthy

Henry Laurens

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Richard Henry Lee

Francis Lewis

James Lovell

Henry Marchant

John Mathews

Thomas McKean

Gouverneur Morris

Robert Morris

John Penn

Joseph Reed

Daniel Roberdeau

Nathaniel Scudder

Roger Sherman

Jonathan Bayard Smith

Edward Telfair

Nicholas Van Dyke

John Walton

John Wentworth Jr.

John Williams

John Witherspoon

Oliver Wolcott

The Signers of the Constitution and Other Convention Delegates

Abraham Baldwin

Richard Bassett

Gunning Bedford, Jr.

John Blair

William Blount

David Brearly

Jacob Broom

Pierce Butler

Daniel Carroll

George Clymer

John Dickinson

Jonathan Dayton

William Few

Thomas Fitzsimons

Benjamin Franklin

Nicholas Gilman

Nathaniel Gorham

Alexander Hamilton

Jared Ingersoll

William Jackson, Secretary (attesting)

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer

William Samuel Johnson

Rufus King

John Langdon

William Livingston

James Madison

James McHenry

Thomas Mifflin

Gouverneur Morris

Robert Morris

William Paterson

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Charles Pinckney

George Reid

John Rutledge

Roger Sherman

Richard Dobbs Spaight

George Washington

Hugh Williamson

James Wilson

Delegates who left the Convention without signing

William Richardson Davie

Oliver Ellsworth

William Houston

William Houstoun

John Lansing, Jr.

Alexander Martin

Luther Martin

James McClurg

John Francis Mercer

William Pierce

Caleb Strong

George Wythe

Robert Yates

Convention delegates who refused to sign

Elbridge Gerry

George Mason

Edmund Randolph

Other Notable Figures of the Founding

Ethan Allen

Richard Allen

Egbert Benson

Nicholas Biddle

Richard Bland

Elias Boudinot

Aaron Burr

George Rogers Clark

George Clinton

Tench Coxe

Albert Gallatin

Horatio Gates

Stephen Girard

Nathanael Greene

Nathan Hale

Patrick Henry

James Iredell

John Jay

John Paul Jones

Henry Knox

Tadeusz Kościuszko

Henry Lee III

Robert R. Livingston

William Maclay

Philip Mazzei

Daniel Morgan

Gilbert du Motier

James Otis, Jr.

Thomas Paine

Edmund Pendleton

Andrew Pickens

Timothy Pickering

Israel Putnam

Peyton Randolph

Comte de Rochambeau

Thomas Sumter

Haym Solomon

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

Joseph Warren

Mercy Otis Warren

Anthony Wayne

Noah Webster

Thomas Willing

Paine Wingate

Supreme Court Justices of the Founding Period

James Wilson

John Jay

William Cushing

John Blair, Jr.

John Rutledge

James Iredell

Thomas Johnson

William Paterson

Samuel Chase

Oliver Ellsworth

Bushrod Washington

Alfred Moore

John Marshall

William Johnson

Henry Brockholst Livingston

Thomas Todd

Gabriel Duvall

Joseph Story

Smith Thompson

First Ladies of the Founding Period

Martha Custis Washington

Abigail Adams

Martha Jefferson Randolph

Dolley Todd Madison

Elizabeth Monroe

Louisa Catherine Adams

Rachel Robards Jackson

Chart of battles, leaders, and congresses during the Revolutionary War