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The Religious Affiliation of
John F. Mercer
a non-signing delegate at the Constitutional Convention in 1787
John F. Mercer 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 Maryland.
John F. Mercer was an Episcopalian.
From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/mercer.html#R9M0J6I6Q; viewed 7 December 2005):
Mercer, John Francis (1759-1821) - Born in Stafford County, Va., May 17, 1759. Brother of James Mercer. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1783-84; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1788-92, 1800-06; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1792-94 (at-large 1792-93, 2nd District 1793-94); Governor of Maryland, 1801-03. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 30, 1821. Interment at a private or family graveyard, Anne Arundel County, Md. Mercer County, Mo. is named for him.
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