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The Religious Affiliation of
Edmund J. Randolph
a non-signing delegate at the Constitutional Convention in 1787


Edmund J. Randolph 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 Virginia.

Edmund J. Randolph was an Episcopalian.

From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/randolph.html#RAV0UVJ9Q; viewed 7 December 2005):

Randolph, Edmund Jenings (1753-1813) - of Virginia. Born in Williamsburg, Va., August 10, 1753. Nephew of Peyton Randolph; second cousin once removed of Thomas Mann Randolph; second cousin of John Randolph of Roanoke; second cousin twice removed of George Wythe Randolph; ancestor of Francis Beverley Biddle. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1776; Virginia state attorney general, 1776-82; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1779-82; Governor of Virginia, 1786-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1788; U.S. Attorney General, 1789-94; U.S. Secretary of State, 1794-95. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Millwood, Clarke County, Va., September 12, 1813. Interment at Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Va. Randolph County, Ill. is named for him.

Note that numerous sources and authoritative references have been consulted in order to ascertain the religious affiliation of the American Founding Fathers. Note that the excerpts and references mentioned on this page are not the only references used in order to identify this person's religious affiliation.

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