All information about our Founding Fathers comes from the U.S. National Archives, located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408.
The original states, except Rhode Island, collectively appointed 70 individuals to the Constitutional Convention. A number of these individuals did not accept or could not attend includes Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams and, John Hancock. In all, 55 delegates attended the Constitutional Convention sessions, but only 39 actually signed the Constitution. The delegates ranged in age from Jonathan Dayton, aged 26, to Benjamin Franklin, aged 81, who was so infirm that he had to be carried to sessions in a sedan chair.
It is important to not only put a face on each of these great men but to also take a moment and get to know who they were. Pause to look into their eyes and appreciate their wisdom.
They are listed below in alphabetical order. Please note: as each delegates name is a link to their biographical page. To the right of their name is the state they represented.