Francis Hopkinson

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Francis Hopkinson. Image from The Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1880).
Hopkinson's signature

Francis Hopkinson (September 21, 1737 – May 9, 1791), an American author, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. His supporters believe he played a part in the design of the first American flag.

Great Seal of the United States[change | change source]

Francis Hopkinson gave his help to the second committee that designed the Great Seal of the United States. This is the same seal that is now impressed upon the reverse of the United States one-dollar bill.