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Roger-sherman

Roger Sherman
(American Politician)

Date of Birth:
April 19, 1721

Date of Death:
July 23, 1793

Nationality:
American

Quote count:
16

Times favorited:
0

Roger Sherman was an early American lawyer and politician. He served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and was also a representative and senator in the new republic.

He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson once said of him: "That is Mr. Sherman of Connecticut, a man who has never said a foolish thing in his life."



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