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    • Ages of the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787

      William Pierce provided a biographical sketch of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.  I found it amazing how young many of the delegates were.  Or maybe I am just getting old.  Here is a partial list (Pierce used approximate ages, I have corrected the ages via Wikipedia).
      Rufus King, 32
      Nathaniel Gorham, 39
      Elbridge Gerry, 42
      Roger Sherman, 66
      Oliver Ellsworth, 42
      Alexander Hamilton, apprx. 31
      Robert Yates, 39
      John Lansing, Jr., 33
      Dr. Franklin, 81
      Robert Morris, 53
      James Wilson, 45
      Gouverneur Morris, 35
      John Dickinson, 54
      Luther Martin, 39
      General Washington, 55
      George Mason, 61
      James Madison, 36
      Governor Edmund Randolph, 33
      Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 41
      Charles Pinckney, 29

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