List of Columbia University People - Founding Fathers of The United States

Founding Fathers of The United States

Founding Fathers of the United States are the political leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence or the United States Constitution, or otherwise participated in the American Revolution as leaders of the Patriots.

  • Alexander Hamilton—Founding Father, American Revolutionary War officer and aide-de-camp to George Washington, co-author of The Federalist Papers, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, economist, one of the first U.S. constitutional lawyers (picture appears on U.S. ten dollar bill)
  • John Jay—Founding Father, President of the Continental Congress, co-author of The Federalist Papers, second U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, diplomat, architect of Jay's Treaty with Great Britain
  • Robert Livingston—Founding Father, drafter of the Declaration of Independence, first U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs, U.S. Minister to France, negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase
  • Gouverneur Morris—Founding Father, author of large sections of the Constitution of the United States, U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to France, United States Senator from New York, creator of the Manhattan street grid system, a builder of the Erie canal
  • Egbert Benson—Founding Father, member of the Continental Congresses; with Alexander Hamilton, delegate from New York to the Annapolis Convention; ratifier of the United States Constitution; served in the First and Second United States Congresses

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