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The Religious Affiliation of
a Signer of the Declaration of Independence
William Whipple is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was a delegate from New Hampshire.
William Whipple was a Congregationalist.
He was identified as a Congregationalist by The Congregationalist Library. (Source: Ian Dorion, "Table of the Religious Affiliations of American Founders", 1997).
From: Robert G. Ferris (editor), Signers of the Declaration: Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, published by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service: Washington, D.C. (revised edition 1975), pages 142-143:
William Whipple, a sea captain turned merchant, retired from business to further the Revolution. IN addition to sitting in Congress, he commanded New Hampshire militia in two major campaigns and held various State offices. ...he passed away in 1785 at the age of 55 at Portsmouth, where he was buried in Union Cemetery.
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.
Portrait: from Robert G. Ferris (editor), Signers of the Declaration: Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, published by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service: Washington, D.C. (revised edition 1975).
Religion of Founding Fathers webpage created 17 November 2005. Last modified 28 November 2005.
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