United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)

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

Rufus King

Quill platform ID: p61.

(24 March 1755–29 April 1827) Lawyer, militia officer, abolitionist and diplomat. He broke off his studies at Harvard to enter the militia after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He ended the war as a Major and return to finish his education. He was later elected to the Massachusetts state legislature and then the Confederation Congress. Having attended the Constitutional Convention, and then acted as ambassador to Great Britain under both Washington and Jefferson. He was a New York US Senator for several years and ran unsuccessfully for Vice-President.

Member of Massachusetts Delegation, Massachusetts Delegation, Massachusetts Delegation, Essex County MA, Massachusetts Delegation, Massachusetts Delegation.

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