Roger Sherman ~ He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson said of him: “That is Mr. Sherman, of Connecticut, a man who never said a foolish thing in his life.” Click to discover more....
Tombstone of famous ancestor Roger Sherman, signed of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the architect of the “Connecticut Compromise” that proved necessary for the original 13 colonies to form a unified country
JUNE 11, 1776: The Continental Congress apppointed The Committee of Five to draft a Resolution of Independence. The five members were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams.
Meeting of the Declaration of Independence Committee. Pictured are Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and John Adams drafting the Declaration of Independence in June 1776.