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.
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Philadelphia Revolutionary, 1739-1813. Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1973.