Categories: Politics and Government, Revolutionary War, Roger Sherman

A Remarkable Signature – Who Knew?

….that Roger Sherman, Connecticut merchant, lawyer, and statesman, was the only person to sign all four documents of the American Revolution: the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States.

Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman, ca. 1810-1820, miniature, watercolor on ivory – Yale University Art Gallery

One of our Nation’s Founding Father’s, Sherman represented Connecticut at the First and Second Continental Congress as a member of the Committee of Five that wrote the Declaration of Independence. Sherman also served with Oliver Ellsworth as Connecticut’s delegate to the Constitutional Convention, where he is credited with establishing a two-house legislature. The Great Compromise, or Connecticut Compromise as it is often called, proposed a solution to the heated debate between larger and smaller states over their representation in the newly proposed Senate. A life-long public servant, Roger Sherman went on to serve in the Congress he worked to define in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.RogerShermanSignature

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