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Roger Sherman and Thomas Heyward Jr. were signers of the Declaration of Independence and both ended up as judges. Here you will learn many things about them.
Roger ShermanHere is Roger Sherman's very brief profile. Scroll down to learn about his education. Born: April 19, 1721Died: July 23, 1793Birth Place: Newton, Massachusetts. Roger Sherman's Family:Roger Sherman married Elizabeth Hartwell in 1749 and had 7 children. When Elizabeth died he remarried to Rebecca Minot Prescott Sherman and had another 8 children. Roger Sherman's Education:Roger Sherman was a honorary M.A. from Yale and became a Lawyer. Roger's Work:Roger was in the Justice of Peace in 1754. He was also elected to General Assembly and represented New Milford, Connecticut. He was Judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut from 1766 to 1789. From 1774 to 1781 he was elected to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. Roger was elected U.S. senator for Connecticut in 1791-1793. Other information about Roger ShermanRoger Sherman died of typhoid fever at age 72 caused by salmonella enterica serovar typhi. He was also a plantation owner. 158px-Thomas_Heyward_signature.pngFree Smiley Face Courtesy of
Thomas Heyward Jr.
Here are some basic things about Thomas Heyward Jr. Born: July 28, 1746Died: March 6, 1809 Birth place: St. Lukes Parish, South Carolina180px-Thomas_Heyward_Jr.jpgEducation:Thomas had a private classical education at home and studied law in England and America.Work:He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775-1778 and signed the Declaration of Independence. He represented South Carolina. He became a judge in South Carolina in 1783-1798.Other Interesting Facts about Thomas Heyward Jr.: Thomas was taken prisoner by the British and retired in 1798 and died in 1809 at the age of 62.

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