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The Religious Affiliation of
William Leigh Pierce
a non-signing delegate at the Constitutional Convention in 1787
William Leigh Pierce 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 Georgia.
William Leigh Pierce was an Episcopalian.
From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/pierce.html#RB60V6FQY; viewed 7 December 2005):
Pierce, William Leigh (1740-1789) - of Savannah, Chatham County, Ga. Born in 1740. Major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1786; Delegate to Continental Congress from Georgia, 1787; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., December 10, 1789. Burial location unknown.
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