Oliver Ellsworth

U.S. Congressperson

1745 – 1807

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Who was Oliver Ellsworth?

Oliver Ellsworth was an American lawyer and politician, a revolutionary against British rule, a drafter of the United States Constitution, United States Senator from Connecticut, and the third Chief Justice of the United States. While at the Federal Convention, Ellsworth moved to strike the word National from the motion made by Edmund Randolph of Virginia. Randolph had moved successfully to call the government the National Government of United States. Ellsworth moved that the government should continue to be called the United States Government.

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Born
Apr 29, 1745
Windsor
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Congregational church
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University
Lived in
  • Hartford
Died
Nov 26, 1807
Windsor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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