Profession: Founding Father of the United States
Why Famous: A Founding Father of the United States, he was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. He also served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut.
- 1749-11-17 Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts
- 1763-05-12 Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (42) weds second wife Rebecca Prescott (20)
- 1776-06-11 Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence