JUNE 11, 1776:  The Continental Congress apppointed The Committee of Five to draft a Resolution  of Independence.  The five members were Thomas Jefferson,  Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams.

JUNE 11, 1776: The Continental Congress apppointed The Committee of Five to draft a Resolution of Independence. The five members were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams.

Roger Sherman Hoar (1887 – 1963) a.k.a. Ralph Milne Farley

Roger Sherman Hoar (1887 – 1963) a.k.a. Ralph Milne Farley

Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was a lawyer, politician and Founding Father.  He served on th Committee of Five which 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 United States:  the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was a lawyer, politician and Founding Father. He served on th Committee of Five which 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 United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

Roger Sherman Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey), Ensign Covey (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) in 'Amistad' (1997, S. Spielberg)

Roger Sherman Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey), Ensign Covey (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) in 'Amistad' (1997, S. Spielberg)

Larry Devon as Robert Livingston

Larry Devon as Robert Livingston

Lee Winston as Roger Sherman

Lee Winston as Roger Sherman

Mary-Beth Oliver of Milford performs with her hoop during the Greenwich Town Party at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Mary-Beth Oliver of Milford performs with her hoop during the Greenwich Town Party at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Elena Higgins, 6, of Greenwich, displays her hoop skills during the Greenwich Town Party at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Elena Higgins, 6, of Greenwich, displays her hoop skills during the Greenwich Town Party at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Roger Sherman Offers a Connecticut Compromise - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/roger-sherman-offers-connecticut-compromise/

Roger Sherman Offers a Connecticut Compromise - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/roger-sherman-offers-connecticut-compromise/

via the Jefferson Institute ---   The Declaration of Independence committee, depicted in a 19-th century steel engraving. The members were (from left to right) Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, John Adams and Roger Sherman

via the Jefferson Institute --- The Declaration of Independence committee, depicted in a 19-th century steel engraving. The members were (from left to right) Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, John Adams and Roger Sherman

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