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Signatory to the US Declaration of Independence

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Adams
Head of State
30-Oct-1735 4-Jul-1826 2nd President of the U.S.
Samuel Adams
Politician
27-Sep-1722 2-Oct-1803 Brewer led the Boston Tea Party
Samuel Chase
Judge
17-Apr-1741 19-Jun-1811 US Supreme Court Justice, 1796-1811
Benjamin Franklin
Diplomat
17-Jan-1706 17-Apr-1790 American founding father
Elbridge Gerry
Politician
17-Jul-1744 23-Nov-1814 Patron saint of Gerrymandering
Button Gwinnett
Politician
1735 19-May-1777 Most valuable signature
John Hancock
Politician
23-Jan-1737 8-Oct-1793 First signer of the Declaration of Independence
Francis Hopkinson
Author
2-Oct-1737 9-May-1791 The Ballad of the Kegs
Thomas Jefferson
Head of State
13-Apr-1743 4-Jul-1826 3rd US President, 1801-09
Richard Henry Lee
Politician
20-Jan-1732 19-Jun-1794 Author of the 10th Amendment
Francis Lewis
Politician
21-Mar-1713 30-Dec-1802 Signatory to Declaration of Independence
Robert Morris
Politician
31-Jan-1734 7-May-1806 Financed the Revolutionary War
George Read
Government
18-Sep-1733 21-Sep-1798 Signed the US Constitution
Benjamin Rush
Politician
4-Jan-1746 19-Apr-1813 Signed Declaration of Independence
Roger Sherman
Politician
19-Apr-1721 23-Jul-1793 Architect of the Connecticut Compromise
James Wilson
Judge
14-Sep-1742 28-Aug-1798 US Supreme Court Justice, 1789-98
Oliver Wolcott
Politician
1-Dec-1726 1-Dec-1797 Governor of Connecticut, 1796-97


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