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  Sherman, Roger
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NameRoger Sherman
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New Haven, Connecticut , United States
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Born April 19, 1721
DiedJuly 23, 1793 (72 years)
ContributorRalphie
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Nov 28, 2015 09:22pm
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InfoSHERMAN, Roger, (father-in-law of Simeon Baldwin, grandfather of William Evarts), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Newton, Mass., April 19, 1721; moved with his parents to Stoughton (now Canton), Mass., in 1723; attended the public schools; learned the shoemaker’s trade; moved to New Milford, Conn., in 1743; surveyor of New Haven County in 1745; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1754 and practiced; member, Connecticut assembly 1755-1756, 1758-1761, 1764-1766; justice of the peace for Litchfield County 1755-1761, and of the quorum 1759-1761; moved to New Haven, Conn., in June 1761; justice of the peace and member of the court 1765-1766; member, State senate 1766-1785; judge of the superior court 1766-1767, 1773-1788; member of the council of safety 1777-1779; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1781, and 1784; a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the committee which drafted it; member of the committee to prepare the Articles of Confederation; the only Member of the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federal Constitution; mayor of New Haven from 1784 until his death; delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787; elected to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William S. Johnson and served from June 13, 1791, until his death in New Haven, Conn., July 23, 1793; interment in the New Haven City Burying Ground.

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FAMILY
Daughter Mehitabel Evarts 0000-
Grandson William M. Evarts 1818-1901
Daughter Rebecca Sherman Baldwin 1764-
Grandson Roger Sherman Baldwin 1793-1863
Daughter Sarah Sherman Hoar 1785-1862
Grandson Ebenezer R. Hoar 1816-1895
Grandson George Frisbie Hoar 1826-1904

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  06/01/1791 CT US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/20/1790 CT At-Large Won 14.93% (+0.00%)
  12/22/1788 CT At-Large Won 20.00% (+0.00%)
  12/31/1783 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1781 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1780 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1779 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1778 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1777 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1776 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1775 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/31/1774 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/01/1774 CT Continental Congress Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  12/16/1790 CT At-Large Won 0.00% (-23.86%)
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