U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2019 Edition.

John Lansing

Quill platform ID: p161.

(30 January 1754 – 12 December 1829?) Lawyer, judge and slave owner. As well as a lawyer he owned a large plantation, though he may not have used slave labour. Kept a handful of slaves as servants in his New York house. For a brief period during the Revolutionary War he was secretary to Philip Schuyler. Afterwards he joined the New York State Assembly and served for a time as Speaker. He was a delegate to the Confederation Congress, Mayor of Albany and Chancellor of New York. He attended the Constitutional Convention but left early due to objection to federalism.

Member of New York Delegation—U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), New York Delegation—United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition).

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