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The Religious Affiliation of
a non-signing delegate at the Constitutional Convention in 1787,
a Senator in the First U.S. Congress (1789-1791),
and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Oliver Ellsworth is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, at which the U.S. Constitution was adopted and the United States of America was officially formed. He was one of the non-signing deleates at the Convention, meaning that he participated in the Convention but was not one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution. He was a delegate from Connecticut.
Oliver Ellsworth later served as a U.S. Senator in the First Federal Congress (1789-1791). Oliver Ellsworth later served as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, from 1796 to 1800.
Oliver Ellsworth was an Congregationalist.
From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/ellsworth.html#R9M0IW34R; viewed 7 December 2005):
Ellsworth, Oliver (1745-1807) - of Connecticut. Born in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., April 29, 1745. Grandnephew by marriage of Roger Wolcott; father of William Wolcott Ellsworth. Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1777-84; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1785-89; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1789-96; received 11 electoral votes, 1796; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1796-1800. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., November 26, 1807. Interment at Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Conn.
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