United States Constitutional Convention 1787

John Rutledge

(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.

Member of South Carolina Delegation, South Carolina Delegation, South Carolina Delegation, South Carolina Delegation.

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