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Signer of the Declaration of Independence (Virginia), Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (Virginia)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: grammar school at College of William & Mary

Occupation: lawyer, professor

Political Affiliation: Federalist

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Wythe came from a Quaker background.

Views on Religion & Politics:

Wythe was a strong supporter of religious freedom and the separation of church and state.


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


John Bailey, Jefferson's Second Father, Momentum, 2013
Joyce Blackburn, George Wythe of Williamsburg, Harper & Row, 1975
Julian Parks Boyd, The murder of George Wythe: Two essays, Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1955
Imogene E. Brown, American Aristides: A Biography of George Wythe, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1981
Bruce Chadwick, I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked a New Nation, Wiley, 2009
Alonzo Thomas Dill, George Wythe: Teacher of Liberty, Virginia Independence Bicentennial Commission, 1979
Robert B. Kirtland, George Wythe: Lawyer, Revolutionary, Judge, Dissertations-G, 1986



WYTHE, George, 1726-1806 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Wythepedia: The George Wythe Encyclopedia (Wolf Law Library)
George Wythe (Colonial Williamsburg)
A Biography of George Wythe 1726-1806 (Hypertext on American History)
George Wythe (ushistory.org: Signers of the Declaration of Independence)
George Wythe (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
George Wythe (Colonial Hall)
George Wythe (Signers of the Declaration of Independence -- National Park Service)

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