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 Robert Morris

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Robert Morris Famous memorial

Birth
Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death 8 May 1806 (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Yard-XXXII
Memorial ID 739 View Source

Declaration of Independence Signer, Continental Congressman, US Senator, United States Constitution Signer. Served as a Delegate from Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778. Signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Elected to the US Senate from Pennsylvania, serving from 1789 to 1795. One of the richest men in America at the time of the Rebellion; known as the "Financier of the Revolution". His involvement in unsuccessful land speculation caused him to be imprisoned from debt from 1798 to 1801. His son Thomas Morris served as a Congressman from New York.


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SIGNER OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPUTY FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO
FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 739
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/739/robert-morris : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Morris (20 Jan 1734–8 May 1806), Find a Grave Memorial ID 739, citing Christ Episcopal Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .