CLYMER, George, (1739 - 1813)


CLYMER, George, a Delegate and a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 16, 1739; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Philadelphia; captain of a volunteer company at the outbreak of hostilities with Great Britain and a member of the committee of safety; Member of the Continental Congress 1776-1777 and 1780-1782; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; member of the State house of representatives 1785-1788; delegate to the convention which framed the Federal Constitution in 1787; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); chairman, Committee on Elections (First Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1790; appointed collector of excise duties in 1791, but resigned after the Whisky Insurrection; one of the commissioners to negotiate a treaty with the Cherokees and the Creeks June 29, 1796; died at his home, “Sommerseat,” Morrisville, Pa., January 23, 1813; interment in Friends Meeting House Burial Ground, Trenton, N.J.


Bibliography

Grundfest, Jerry. “George Clymer, Philadelphia Revolutionary, 1739-1813.” Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1973.