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Oliver Ellsworth
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i never knew him but god bless america
- gangsta girl
 Added: Nov. 6, 2013
 
Oliver Ellsworth: Sir, you will be known as an American lawyer and politician, a revolutionary against British rule, a drafter of the United States Constitution, United States Senator from Connecticut, and the third Chief Justice of the United States. While at the Federal Convention, you moved to strike the word National from the motion made by Edmund Randolph of Virginia. Randolph had moved successfully to call the government the National Government of United States. You moved that the government should continue to be called the United States Government. It was on May 28, 1787, you joined the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia as a delegate from Connecticut along with Roger Sherman and William Samuel Johnson. More than half of the 55 delegates were lawyers, eight of whom, including both yourself and Sherman, had previous experience as judges conversant with legal discourse.You were in particular played an important role in having participated in the exclusion of judicial review from the Constitution at the Convention and later in having put it into force in the 1789 Judiciary Act. Also you had played a major role in the passage of the Connecticut Plan. During debate on the Great Compromise, often described as the Connecticut Compromise, you joined your fellow Connecticut delegate Roger Sherman in proposing the bicameral arrangement in which members of the Senate would be elected by state legislatures as indicated in Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution. Your version of the compromise was adopted by the Convention, but it was later revised by Amendment XVII substituting a popular vote similar to that used for the House of Representatives. On March 3, 1796, you were nominated by President George Washington to be Chief Justice of the United States, the seat having been vacated by John Jay. (Jay's replacement, John Rutledge, had been rejected by the Senate the previous December, and Washington's next nominee, William Cushing, had declined the office in February.) The following day, you were unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate, and received your commission.thank you for being Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 29, 2013
 
Oliver Ellsworth: Sir thank you for being Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012
 
Oliver Ellsworth: Sir thank you for being Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 29, 2012
 
I light a candle for Oliver Ellsworth ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 
Oliver Ellsworth: Sir thank you for being Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. may you rest in peace after 204 years!
- MFPS
 Added: Nov. 26, 2011
 
On our visit of 28 October 2011 - For your contribution to our constitution, our thanks.
- Spirit76
 Added: Nov. 3, 2011
 
Oliver Ellsworth was a "freemason"
- flgrl
 Added: Aug. 6, 2011
 
He was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention fron Conn. in 1787, He was one of the non-signing delegates at the Convention. He participated in the Convention but was not one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution. Oliver Ellsworth was born in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., April 29, 1745
- flgrl
 Added: Aug. 6, 2011
 
Happy 266th birthday!
- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: Apr. 29, 2011
 

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Nov. 26, 2010
 

- mel b
 Added: May. 31, 2010
 

- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: May. 24, 2009
 
Oliver Ellsworth:Sir thank you for being Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 30, 2008
 
Well done, good and faithful servant.
- Robert "Rob" Weller
 Added: Dec. 3, 2007
 
Oliver Ellsworth: Sir thank you for being Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. may you rest in peace after 200 years!
- MFPS
 Added: Nov. 26, 2007
 
Oliver Ellsworth:Sir thank you for being Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 29, 2007
 
Oliver EllsworthSir thank you for being Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. may you rest in peace after 199 years!
- MFPS
 Added: Nov. 27, 2006
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Nov. 26, 2006
 
REST IN PEACE
- C
 Added: Sep. 25, 2006
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: May. 23, 2006
 

- Kelli C
 Added: Apr. 29, 2006
 
Happy Birthday Chief Justice Ellsworth
- PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
 Added: Apr. 28, 2006
 
May God bless you eternally
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Nov. 26, 2005
 

- Angela
 Added: Jul. 4, 2005
 
Know that you are remembered on your birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Doc
 Added: Apr. 29, 2005
 
Happy Birthday!
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Apr. 29, 2005
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
- Just another taphophile
 Added: Apr. 29, 2005
 

- Dr. CSP
 Added: Feb. 11, 2005
 
Rest In Peace Chief Justice Ellsworth
- PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
 Added: Jan. 5, 2005
 
rest in peace
- Sharon2741
 Added: Nov. 26, 2004
 

- Gravefinder
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

- MC
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 
R.I.P
- Joel Hurley
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 
Rest in peace.
- Helen
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 
Thank you for serving on the highest court of this great nation.
Happy Birthday,
- Collins Crapo
 Added: Apr. 29, 2004
 

- quebecoise
 Added: Nov. 14, 2003
 

- Chip
 Added: Oct. 27, 2003
 
He was also a framer of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and credited with suggesting "United States of America" as the name of our new nation. Thanks, Mr. Chief Justice!
- Paul Gabriel
 Added: Jul. 9, 2003
 
Connecticut remembers.
- Prometheus
 Added: Mar. 31, 2003
 
Mr Justice,
May the Lord grant rest & peace.
- John Hinkle
 Added: Jan. 27, 2003
 

- grave hunter
 Added: Feb. 2, 2002
 
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