James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, twice elected to the Continental Congress, a major force in the drafting of the nation’s Constitution, a leading legal theoretician and one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States.
KeywordsContinental Congress, james wilson, signer declaration of independence, original justice of the supreme court of the united states, legal theoretician, Three-Fifths Compromise
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 10) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)