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The Religious Affiliation of
a non-signing delegate at the Constitutional Convention in 1787
Robert Yates 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 New York.
Robert Yates was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church.
From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/yates.html#RIU0O4CG5; viewed 7 December 2005):
Yates, Robert (1738-1801) - of New York. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 27, 1738. State court judge in New York, 1777-98; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; candidate for Governor of New York, 1789, 1795. Christian Reformed. Died September 9, 1801. Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
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