Roger Sherman

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Roger Sherman


Engraved portrait of Roger Sherman by Simeon Smith Jocelyn after a painting by Ralph Earle.

Roger Sherman was a merchant, surveyor, publisher and politician. He served in the Connecticut General Assembly before attending the Continental Congress in 1774. He was present during the debates over independence, serving on the committee of five which drafted the Declaration of Independence. He voted for independence and signed the Declaration. After the Revolution, Sherman served in the Connecticut legislature and the United States Congress. He was instrumental in getting the "Connecticut Compromise" adopted by the Constitutional Convention which gave states equal representation in the U.S. Senate.


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Physical Dimensions

20.3 x 13.2 cm


Jocelyn, Simeon Smith, 1799-1879, engraver, “Roger Sherman,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 27, 2022,

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