United States Constitutional Convention 1787

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

North Carolina 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
William Blount Visualize (26 March 1749 – 21 March 1800) Land speculator, planter, slave owner, and state governor. During the Revolutionary War he was a paymaster in the militia and Continental Army. He was a North Carolina delegate to the Confederation Congress and then the Constitutional Convention. Afterwards he became Governor of the Southwest Territory and then US Senator for Tennessee. Conspiring with the British to help them seize Louisiana, he left Congress in disgrace after being exposed. Despite this he became Speaker of the Tennessee Senate. North Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
William Richardson Davie Visualize (20 June 1756–05 November 1820) Lawyer, slave owner, planter and Continental Army officer. Having become a colonel in the cavalry, by the end of the Revolutionary War he was Commissary-General under Nathanael Greene. After the war he was a judge and member of the North Carolina House of Commons. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and then Governor of North Carolina. North Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Alexander Martin Visualize (1740 – 2 November 1807) Merchant, planter, slave owner, lawyer and infantry officer. After serving as a colonel in both the militia and Continental Army he was elected to the North Carolina Senate. He was later state Governor and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He remained Governor for a time before joining the US Senate. North Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Richard Dobbs Spaight Visualize (25 March 1758 – 6 September 1802) Army administrator, slave owner and legislator. Staff officer in the militia and Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, he was elected to the Confederation Congress and then the North Carolina House of Commons. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and then a Governor of North Carolina, and member of the US House of Representatives. North Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)
Hugh Williamson Visualize (5 December 1735 – 22 May 1819) Physician, scientist and legislator. A qualified doctor, he also worked on a number of scientific questions and collaborated with Benjamin Franklin to study electricity. During the Revolutionary War he was Surgeon General of North Carolina and a field surgeon in the Continental Army. Afterwards he was elected to the North Carolina legislature and then the Confederation Congress. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and subsequently a member of the US House of Representatives. North Carolina Delegation (This negotiation)