Signature on the Declaration of Independence
Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 –
July 23, 1793) was an early American lawyer and politician. He served
as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the
Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and
was also a representative and senator in the new republic.
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. Thomas Jefferson
said of him: "That is Mr. Sherman, of Connecticut, a man who never
said a foolish thing in his life."