Signers of the U.S. Constitution
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Delegates from 12 states (Rhode Island didn't send a delegation) met in Philadelphia in 1787 to draft a new constitution. The resulting document was signed by 39 of the 55 delegates on September 17, 1787. William Jackson also signed the document as secretary of the convention in attestation of the document's validity.
Jonathan Dayton at the age of 26 was the youngest person to sign, while Benjamin Franklin, at age 81, was the oldest to sign the Constitution as he had been the oldest to (1026:sign the Declaration of Independence] a decade earlier.
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