Read, George (1733–1798)

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READ, GEORGE (1733–1798)

George Read of Delaware was a signer of both the declaration of independence and the Constitution. A frequent speaker at the constitutional convention of 1787, he favored a consolidated national government and proposed abolition of state boundaries. He was a leader of the ratification movement in Delaware, and later he served as state chief justice and as a United States senator.

Dennis J. Mahoney