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Below, according to the U.S. National Archives, are "the [55] Founding Fathers who were delegates to the Constitutional Convention." (* indicates delegates who did not sign the Constitution.)

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

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

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

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

Nathaniel Gorham
Rufus King
Elbridge Gerry*
Caleb Strong*

New Hampshire
John Langdon
Nicholas Gilman

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

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

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

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

South Carolina
John Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler

Rhode Island
Rhode Island did not send any delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

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

Source: 2003 U.S. National Archives

Constitution Bill of Rights. Amendments 11-27


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