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Data on the Framers of the Constitution

For short character sketches of each of the Framers, see the Framers Page. This page contains demographical data about each of the framers, including some not sketched on the aforementioned page. A similar data table is available for the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and for the Articles of Confederation.

Note: the "?" column is an answer to the question, did this person sign the Constitution?

Name State Place of Birth Birth Date Death Date Occupation Religion ?
Baldwin, AbrahamGeorgiaGuilford, CT11/23/17543/4/1807Minister/LawyerCOY
Bassett, RichardDelawareCecil County, MD4/2/17458/15/1815LawyerMEY
Bedford, Gunning, Jr.DelawarePhiladelphia, PA17473/30/1812LawyerPBY
Blair, JohnVirginiaWilliamsburg, VA17328/31/1800LawyerEPY
Blount, WilliamNorth CarolinaWindsor, NC4/6/17493/21/1800PoliticianPBY
Brearly, DavidNew JerseySpring Grove, NJ6/11/17458/16/1790LawyerEPY
Broom, JacobDelawareWilmington, DE17521810MerchantLUY
Butler, PierceSouth CarolinaCounty Carlow, Ireland7/11/17442/15/1822Soldier/PoliticianEPY
Carroll, DanielMarylandUpper Marlboro, MD7/22/17307/5/1796FarmerRCY
Clymer, GeorgePennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA3/16/17401/23/1813MerchantQU/EPY
Davie, William R.North CarolinaEgremont, England6/20/175611/29/1820LawyerPBN
Dayton, JonathanNew JerseyElizabethtown, NJ10/16/176010/9/1824LawyerEPY
Dickinson, JohnDelawareTrappe, MD11/19/17322/14/1808LawyerQU/EPY
Ellsworth, OliverConnecticutWindsor, CT4/29/174511/26/1807LawyerCON
Few, WilliamGeorgiaBaltimore, MD6/8/17487/16/1828LawyerMEY
Fitzsimons, ThomasPennsylvaniaIreland17418/26/1811MerchantRCY
Franklin, BenjaminPennsylvaniaBoston, MA1/17/17064/17/1790InventorDEY
Gerry, ElbridgeMassachusettsMarblehead, MA7/17/174411/23/1814MerchantEPN
Gilman, NicholasNew HampshireExeter, NH8/3/17555/2/1814MerchantCOY
Gorham, NathanielMassachusettsCharlestown, MA5/27/17386/11/1796MerchantCOY
Hamilton, AlexanderNew YorkNevis, British West Indies1/11/17577/12/1804LawyerEPY
Houston, William C.New JerseySumter, SC17468/12/1788TeacherPBN
Houstoun, WilliamGeorgiaSavannah, GA17553/17/1813LawyerEPN
Ingersoll, JaredPennsylvaniaNew Haven, CT10/27/174910/31/1822LawyerPBY
Jenifer, Daniel of St. ThomasMarylandPort Tobacco, MD172311/16/1790LawyerEPY
Johnson, William S.ConnecticutStratford, CT10/7/172711/14/1819LawyerEPY
King, RufusMassachusettsScarborough, ME3/24/17554/29/1827LawyerEPY
Langdon, JohnNew HampshirePortsmouth, NH6/26/17419/18/1819MerchantCOY
Lansing, John, Jr.New YorkAlbany, NY1/30/17541829LawyerDRN
Livingston, WilliamNew JerseyAlbany, NY11/30/17237/25/1790LawyerPBY
Madison, JamesVirginiaPort Conway, VA3/16/17516/28/1836PoliticianEPY
Martin, AlexanderNorth CarolinaHunterdon County, NJ174011/2/1807PoliticianPB/EPN
Martin, LutherMarylandBrunswick, NJ2/9/17447/10/1826LawyerEPN
Mason, GeorgeVirginiaFairfax County, VA12/11/172510/7/1792PoliticianEPN
McClurg, JamesVirginiaHampton, VA17467/9/1823DoctorPB?N
McHenry, JamesMarylandBallymena, Ireland11/16/17535/3/1816DoctorPBY
Mercer, John F.MarylandStafford County, VA5/17/17598/30/1821LawyerEPN
Mifflin, ThomasPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA1/10/17441/20/1800MerchantQU/LUY
Morris, GouverneurPennsylvaniaBronx, NY1/31/175211/6/1816LawyerEPY
Morris, RobertPennsylvaniaLiverpool, England1/31/17345/8/1806MerchantEPY
Paterson, WilliamNew JerseyCounty Antrim, Ireland12/24/17459/9/1806LawyerPBY
Pierce, William L.GeorgiaGeorgia174012/10/1789MerchantEPN
Pinckney, Charles CotesworthSouth CarolinaCharleston, SC2/25/17468/16/1825LawyerEPY
Pinckney, CharlesSouth CarolinaCharleston, SC10/26/175710/29/1824LawyerEPY
Randolph, Edmund J.VirginiaWilliamsburg, VA8/10/17531813LawyerEPN
Read, GeorgeDelawareCecil County, MD9/18/17339/21/1798LawyerEPY
Rutledge, JohnSouth CarolinaCharleston, SC9/17396/18/1800LawyerEPY
Sherman, RogerConnecticutNewton, MA4/19/17217/23/1793Lawyer/MerchantCOY
Spaight, Richard D.North CarolinaNew Bern, NC3/25/17589/6/1802PoliticianEPY
Strong, CalebMassachusettsNorthampton, MA1/9/174511/7/1819LawyerCON
Washington, GeorgeVirginiaWakefield Plantation, VA2/22/173212/14/1799SoldierEPY
Williamson, HughNorth CarolinaNottingham, PA12/5/17355/22/1819EducatorPB/DEY
Wilson, JamesPennsylvaniaSt. Andrews, Scotland9/14/17418/21/1797LawyerEP/DEY
Wythe, GeorgeVirginiaElizabeth City County, VA17266/8/1806LawyerEPN
Yates, RobertNew YorkSchenectady, NY1/27/17389/9/1801LawyerDRN

Religion key:

CO = Congregationalist
DE = Deist
DR = Dutch Reformed
EP = Episcopal
LU = Lutheran
ME = Methodist
PB = Presbyterian
QU = Quaker
RC = Roman Catholic

Sources:
Birth places, birth and death dates, and occupations: The Founding Fathers from NARA, and Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution. Religion: Errant Skeptics (see also The American Colonist's Library and The Separation of Church and State Home Page).

Note on religion: Pinning down the religion of some people on this list is notoriously difficult. The "Deist" label, in particular, is a difficult one to assign. The best attempt has been made to assign labels accurately - the assignment can be debated, and this fact is readily acknowledged.


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