United States Bill of Rights 1789

Twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution, introduced in September 1789 by Congress.

Connecticut Delegation

This is one of the 12 delegations in the convention, accounting for 7 of 92 people who took part.

Members (7):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Oliver Ellsworth Visualize (29 April, 1745 – 26 November, 1807) Ellsworth was an American lawyer, judge, politician, and diplomat. Born in Connecticut, he entered Yale and later the College of New Jersey (later Princeton). He was a framer of the United States Constitution, a United States Senator from Connecticut, and the third Chief Justice of the United States. Ellsworth was in favor of abolishing slavery. Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
Benjamin Huntington Visualize (19 April 1736 – 16 October 1800) Lawyer and jurist, Huntingdon served as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives during the First United States Congress. ['Benjamin Huntington', Wikipedia] Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
William Samuel Johnson Visualize None Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
Roger Sherman Visualize (19 April 1721–23 July 1793) A former cordwainer, land speculator and surveyor, Sherman took up the law in 1754. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, justice of the peace, member of the Governor's Council of the Connecticut General Assembly, and Justice of the Superior Court of Connecticut. After the Constitutional Convention he was elected to the US House of Representatives and the the Senate. Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation) , Connecticut Delegation (United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition))
Jonathan Sturges Visualize (23 August 1740 – 4 October 1819) Lawyer and jurist, Sturges represented Connecticut as a delegate to the Continental Congress and in the U.S. House of Representatives. ['Jonathan Sturges', Wikipedia] Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
Jonathan Trumbull Visualize (26 March 1740 – 7 August 1809) U.S. Congressman, U.S Senator, and Governor of Connecticut. Before serving as a politician, Trumbull joined his family trade business and worked as lister, grand juror, surveyor of highways, and justice of the peace. From June 1781 to August 1783 he served as military secretary to George Washington. After the war, Trumbull returned to Connecticut to look after the family’s farm and store. Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)
Jeremiah Wadsworth Visualize (12 July 1743 – 30 April 1804) Revolutionary war soldier and Congressman. Wadsworth was also a pioneer in various branches of American business, from agriculture to banking. Connecticut Delegation (This negotiation)