Person:Gouverneur Morris (1)

Gouverneur Morris
m. 3 Nov 1746
  1. Gouverneur Morris1752 - 1816
m. 25 Dec 1809
  1. Gouverneur Morris, Jr.1813 - 1883
Facts and Events
Name Gouverneur Morris
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 31 Jan 1752 Morrisania, Bronx, New York
Marriage 25 Dec 1809 Morrisania, Bronx, New York, United Statesto Anne Cary Randolph
Death[2] 2 Nov 1816 Morrisania, Bronx, New York, United States
Alt Death[3] 6 Nov 1816
Reference Number? Q714960?

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Gouverneur Morris I (30 January 1752 – 6 November 1816) was an American statesman, a Founding Father of the United States, and a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. He wrote the Preamble to the United States Constitution and has been called the "Penman of the Constitution." In an era when most Americans thought of themselves as citizens of their respective states, Morris advanced the idea of being a citizen of a single union of states. He represented New York in the United States Senate from 1800 to 1803.

Morris was born into a wealthy landowning family in New York City. After attending Columbia College, he studied law under Judge William Smith and earned admission to the bar. He was elected to the New York Provincial Congress before serving in the Continental Congress. After losing re-election to Congress, he moved to Philadelphia and became the assistant superintendent of finance of the United States. He represented Pennsylvania at the 1787 Philadelphia Convention, where he advocated a strong central government. He served on the committee that wrote the final draft of the United States Constitution.

After the ratification of the Constitution, Morris served as Minister Plenipotentiary to France. He criticized the French Revolution and the execution of Marie Antoinette. Morris returned to the United States in 1798 and won election to the Senate in 1800, affiliating with the Federalist Party. He lost re-election in 1803. After leaving the Senate, he served as chairman of the Erie Canal Commission.


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    Citing Theodore Roosevelt, Gouverneur Morris (Boston, 1889), p. 1.

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    Citing Fred Bowman, "10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York 1777-1834" (Baltimore, 1987), p. 176

  3. 3.0 3.1 Gouverneur Morris, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
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