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.

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.

Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was a lawyer, politician and Founding Father.  He served on th Committee of Five which drafted the Declaration of Independence and was also a representative and senator in the new republic.  He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States:  the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was a lawyer, politician and Founding Father. He served on th Committee of Five which drafted the Declaration of Independence and was also a representative and senator in the new republic. He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

Gravestone for famous ancestor Roger Sherman - signer of the Dec of Independence and Constitution

Gravestone for famous ancestor Roger Sherman - signer of the Dec of Independence and Constitution

The Committee of Five–Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Robert Livingston   http://www.thefreedomkids.com/blog/declaration

9 Surprising Facts About the Declaration of Independence

The Committee of Five–Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Robert Livingston http://www.thefreedomkids.com/blog/declaration

via the Jefferson Institute ---   The Declaration of Independence committee, depicted in a 19-th century steel engraving. The members were (from left to right) Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, John Adams and Roger Sherman

via the Jefferson Institute --- The Declaration of Independence committee, depicted in a 19-th century steel engraving. The members were (from left to right) Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, John Adams and Roger Sherman

Print showing Roger Sherman, Mayor of New Haven

Print showing Roger Sherman, Mayor of New Haven

Roger Sherman Offers a Connecticut Compromise - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/roger-sherman-offers-connecticut-compromise/

Roger Sherman Offers a Connecticut Compromise - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/roger-sherman-offers-connecticut-compromise/

Drafting the Declaration of Independence: The Committee of Five Draft The Declaration of Independence — Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Robert Livingston & Roger Sherman

Drafting the Declaration of Independence: The Committee of Five Draft The Declaration of Independence — Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Robert Livingston & Roger Sherman

Marker for Roger Sherman, Jr and his wife Susannah (Staples) Sherman.  From Findagrave.com

Marker for Roger Sherman, Jr and his wife Susannah (Staples) Sherman. From Findagrave.com

Sherman's education did not extend beyond his father's library and grammar school, and his early career was spent as a shoe-maker. Description from en.wikipedia.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Sherman's education did not extend beyond his father's library and grammar school, and his early career was spent as a shoe-maker. Description from en.wikipedia.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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