Brearly, David (1745–1790)

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BREARLY, DAVID (1745–1790)

David Brearly represented New Jersey at the constitutional convention of 1787 and signed the Constitution. He was a spokesman for the small states, favoring equal representation of the states in Congress. He served on the Committee of Eleven on remaining matters, and delivered its reports to the Convention. He was later president of New Jersey's ratifying convention.

Dennis J. Mahoney