Who is the only American to have signed the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution?
Roger Sherman (April 1721 – July 1793) was an early American lawyer and statesman, as well as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. He was a representative and senator in the new American Republic. Roger Sherman was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association (Articles of Association); the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.
Sherman died of typhoid at the age of 72 on the 23rd of July, 1793. He is still remembered as a man who had a long and fruitful career in American government.