Constitutional Convention 1787

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2016 Edition.

New Jersey Delegation

This is one of the 12 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 55 people who took part.

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
David Brearly Visualize (11 June 1745 – 16 August 1790) Jurist and Revolutionary War officer. He served in both the militia and Continental Army before leaving to become Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and chaired the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions. After the convention he became a District Court judge for New Jersey. New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
Jonathan Dayton Visualize (16 October 1760 – 9 October 1824) Officer in the Continental Army, lawyer and merchant. Served as captain and aide-de-camp to John Sullivan during the Revolutionary War. He later entered the New Jersey Assembly, and when his father declined to attend the Constitutional Convention he went in his place. He was elected to the US House of Representatives, where he was Speaker, and then to the Senate. New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
William Churchill Houston Visualize (1746 – 12 August 1788) Scientist, lawyer and soldier. Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), during the Revolutionary War he was briefly a captain within the militia. He was later a practising lawyer, member of the New Jersey legislature and a delegate to both the Continental and Confederation Congress. He was sent as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention but withdrew early due to ill health. New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
William Livingston Visualize (30 November 1723 – 25 July 1790) Pamphleteer and lawyer. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and an officer in the New Jersey Militia. He was repeatedly elected Governor of New Jersey and a prolific writer of political pamphlets. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and later refused the position of Ambassador to the Dutch Republic. New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
William Paterson Visualize (24 December 1745 – 9 September 1806) Lawyer, judge, plantation owner and slaveholder. He was secretary during the drafting of the constitution of New Jersey in 1776 and then state Attorney General. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and then a US Senator. He was later Governor of New Jersey and a judge of the US Supreme Court. New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)