George Clymer

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George Clymer
Clymer's signature

George Clymer (March 16, 1739 – January 23, 1813) was an American politician and Founding Father.

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.