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ROGER SHERMAN


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1721-1793

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

Biographical Data
Religious Views
Quotations
References, Links, & Further Reading



Education: some public schooling

Occupation: cobbler, surveyor, lawyer, merchant

Political Affiliation: Pro-Administration, Federalist


Religious Affiliation: Congregationalist

Summary of Religious Views:

Sherman, who seems to have been fairly devout, Joined the Congregational Church in Stoughton in 1742.

Views on Religion & Politics:


Quotations:

"It apears to me best that this article [the First Amendment] should be omitted intirely: Congress has no power to make any religious establishments, it is therefore unneccessary." in Congress, 19 August 1789


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


Books

Roger Sherman Boardman, Roger Sherman: Signer and Statesman (The Era of the American Revolution), 1938; reprint, Da Capo Press, 1971
Lewis Henry Boutell, The Life of Roger Sherman, McClurg & Co., 1896; reprint, The Life of Roger Sherman
Christopher Collier, Roger Sherman's Connecticut: Yankee Politics and the American Revolution, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1971
John G. Rommel, Connecticut's Yankee Patriot, Roger Sherman, American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Connecticut, 1980

Articles

Scott D. Gerber, "Roger Sherman and the Bill of Rights", Polity, 28 (Summer 1996), pp. 521-540

Links

Works by Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth to Governor Samuel Huntington (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
A Citizen of New Haven I (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
A Citizen of New Haven II (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)

Biographical Sites

SHERMAN, Roger, 1721-1793 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Roger Sherman (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
Roger Sherman (ushistory.org: Signers of the Declaration of Independence)
Roger Sherman (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army )
Roger Sherman (Colonial Hall)
Roger Sherman (Signers of the Declaration of Independence -- National Park Service)
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