Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2016 Edition.
Quill platform ID: p97.
(17 September 1739 – 23 July 1800) Lawyer, planter, slave owner, and legislator. Having been a principal figure in the Stamp Act Congress and the Continental Congress, he was elected President and then Governor of South Carolina throughout the Revolutionary War. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, where he chaired the Committee of Detail. He later joined the US Supreme Court but left after a short time. He sought to return as Chief Justice, appointed by Washington, but his criticism of the Jay Treaty meant Congress refused to confirm his nomination.
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