United States Bill of Rights 1789

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

New Hampshire Delegation

This is one of the 12 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 92 people who took part.

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Abiel Foster Visualize (8 August 1735 – 6 February 1806) Clergyman, delegate to the Continental Congress, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Foster represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress and in the House of Representatives in the First U.S. Congress. He then returned to the New Hampshire Senate until he was elected again to the U.S. House of Representatives. [‘Abiel Foster’, Wikipedia] New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)
Nicholas Gilman Visualize (3 August 1755 – 2 May 1814) Officer in the Continental Army and merchant. A Captain during the Revolutionary War, Gilman held many administrative duties and rose to the position of assistant adjutant general for the army. He was appointed as a delegate to the Confederation Congress and the Constitutional Convention. He would later be elected to both houses of the U.S. Congress. New Hampshire Delegation (United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)) , New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)
John Langdon Visualize Senator New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)
Samuel Livermore Visualize (25 May 1732 – 18 May 1803) New Hampshire Governor, chief justice, U.S. Senator, and farmer. After taking up the bar, Livermore served as judge-advocate in the admiralty court and as attorney general. During the Revolutionary War, he retreated from public life, but following the American victory at Saratoga, he resumed his post as attorney general. He was then elected to the General Court and as a special agent to the Continental Congress. Livermore then became chief justice of New Hampshire, served as president of the 1791 New Hampshire constitutional convention, and was a leading organizer in the New Hampshire effort to ratify the federal Constitution. He was elected to the first Congress and served on the Senate, where he was chosen as president pro tempore in 1797 and 1799. New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)
Paine Wingate Visualize (14 May 1739 – 7 March 1838) Preacher, farmer, delegate to the Continental Congress and both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Wingate served as a member to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, the New Hampshire state constitutional convention, and the Continental Congress. He advocated for ratification of the federal Constitution. Appointed to the First U.S. Senate, he served for two terms before his election to the House of Representatives. After serving on the national legislature, Wingate became an associate judge of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)