United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)

William Samuel Johnson

(7 October 1727 – 14 November 1819) Lawyer, Colonel in the Connecticut militia, slave owner, state legislator and judge. He rejected his election to the First Continental Congress and sought a compromise between Britain and colonists prior to independence. After the war he joined the Congress of the Confederation and then the Constitutional Convention. He later served as a US Senator for Connecticut and President of King’s College (Columbia University).

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