Who were the four (4) delegates from Virginia who did not sign the Constitution of the United States?

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  • 7 years ago
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    there were 7 from Virginia that didn't sign

    In all, 70 delegates were appointed to the Constitutional Convention, but out of that 70 only 55 attended, and only 39 actually signed.

    the Virginians;

    George Mason (December 11, 1725 - October 7, 1792)

    Known for: being the "Father of the United States Bill of Rights."

    Reason for not signing: refused to sign because the Constitution at that point lacked a "Bill of Rights."

    James McClurg (1746 - July 9, 1823)(left early)

    Known for: being one of three physicians (along with James McHenry and Hugh Williamson) involved with the Constitutional process.

    Reason for not signing: left early, feared that his vote would produce a division amongst the Virginia delegates.

    Edmund Randolph (August 10, 1753 - September 12, 1813)

    Known for: being the first United States Attorney General.

    Reason for not signing: he believed it had insufficient checks and balances. He later reversed his decision and worked for its ratification in the years following.

    George Wythe (1726 - June 8, 1806)

    Known for: designing the Seal of Virginia with the motto Sic Semper Tyrannis ("thus always to tyrants.")

    Reason for not signing: Left early to be with his wife, whose health was failing.

    Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 - June 6, 1799)

    Known for: "Give me Liberty or give me Death!" Speech

    Reason for not signing: feared it endangered the rights of States and individual freedoms.

    Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 - June 19, 1794)

    Known for: his role during Second Continental Congress in pushing for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. (The Lee Resolution).

    Reason for not signing: refused to sign because the Constitution did not yet have a Bill of Rights.

    Thomas Nelson (December 26, 1738 - January 4, 1789)

    Known for: his role at the Virginia Convention towards convincing Virginia to declare independence from Great Britain.

    Reason for not signing: Failing Health.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Not included are the 3 delegates who did not sign the Constitution: Edmund J. Randolph (Virginia), George Mason (Virginia), and Elbridge Gerry (Massachusetts).

    Only 2 from virginia

  • bob p
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Moe, Larry, Curley ,and Shemp

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