George Clymer

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George Clymer
Clymer's signature

George Clymer (March 16, 1739 – January 23, 1813) was an American politician, Founding Father, and slave owner.[1][2]

Independence[change | change source]

He was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain in the United States of America.

Pennsylvania Representative[change | change source]

As a Pennsylvania representative, Clymer was, along with only five others, a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Continental Congress[change | change source]

George Clymer attended the Continental Congress and served in political office until the end of his life.

Legacy[change | change source]

  • USS George Clymer (APA-27) was named in his honor.[1]
  • Clymer,Indiana County, Pennsylvania was named in his honor
  • Clymer, Chautaqua County, New York was named in his honor
  • George Clymer Elementary School, School District of Philadelphia. This school has educated majority children of color following Clymer's legacy of rights for all people.

References[change | change source]

  1. "George Clymer". The Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. December 11, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2020. George was orphaned at the age of seven. His father’s portion of the sizeable inheritance had dwindled considerably; although having seen some success as a captain of a privateer preying on French merchantmen in the Caribbean, Christopher left him very little – a few personal items and a Negro man, who died within a year. But George’s grandfather rectified the situation, favoring him in his will when he died in 1750, leaving him at the age of eleven with means of his own.
  2. Clymer, George (November 10, 1768). "Regarding a Slave Exchange". Nate D. Sanders, Inc. Retrieved October 9, 2020.