Elbridge Gerry



Elbrige Gerry was born November 23rd, 1744. In 1772 he was a member of The General Court of Massachusetts. Gerry was elected legislture of Massachusetts in 1773. The he went to the Provincial Congress in 1774. Gerry was in the Continental Congress 1776-81, and 1783-85. When the year 1797 went by, he was sent as one of the several envoys sent to France. Elbridge Gerry was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1810 and 1811. He was thr fifth vice president of the United States with James Madison.
Elbridge Gerry
Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry was born in Marblehead Massachusetts. He was either a Democrat or a Republican. A famous quote that Gerry used was: " The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are dupes of pretend patriots." He was the third of 12 children. He was married to The daughter of a wealthy New York Merchant. Anne Thompson Gerry. The signature shown is the one Elbridge Gerry wrote on the Declaration of Independence. The document that declared our freedom.
Elbridge Gerry's signature
Elbridge Gerry's signature






On November 23rd in the year of 1814, Elbridge Gerry died of heart failure in his office.( When he was Vice President) They buried him in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.C. His friends and family were amazed he became the fifth vice president and the governor of Massachusetts. Elbridge Gerry was a presidential elector for John Adams in the 1796 election. Gerry was only the second vice president to die in office.


Edward Rutledge



Edward Rutledge was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as well. He was a state legislature in 1776-1779. Rutledge was a representative to the Continental Congress in 1774-1776. In 1779 he was the captain of the Charleston Battalion of Artillery. Rutledge was State Legislator in 1776-79 and 1782-92. In 1796, he was elected the Governor of South Carolina. Then in the year of 1798, Edward Rutledge had graduated from Oxford, studied at Middle Temple in London, and was a member of the english bar. ( he was a lawyer). It was a shame that he had only two years left of his life. This was the signature that went on the Declaration of Independence.
Edward Rutledge's signature
Edward Rutledge's signature


Edward Rutledge was born in Charleston South Carolina on November 23, 1749. He was a federalist. Rutledge married a lady named Henrietta Middleton. The daughter of Henry Middleton. He also married Mary Shuberick Eveleigh. He also had an older brother named John Rutledge. Edward Rutledge owned more than 50 slaves! Rutledge sadly died January 23, 1800.
Edward Rutledge
Edward Rutledge




























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http://ushistory.org/declaration/signers/gerry.htm
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Rutledge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbridge_Gerry