James Wilson

U.S. Congressperson

1742 – 1798

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Who was James Wilson?

James Wilson was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. Wilson was elected twice to the Continental Congress, where he represented Pennsylvania, and was a major force in drafting the United States Constitution. A leading legal theorist, he was one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Born
Sep 14, 1742
Ceres
Also known as
  • Уилсон, Джеймс
Spouses
Religion
  • Unitarianism
  • Episcopal Church
  • Presbyterianism
Nationality
  • Scotland
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Pennsylvania
Died
Aug 21, 1798
Edenton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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