Gouverneur Morris was a representative from Pennsylvania and a signatory on the U.S. Constitution. He was opposed to slavery and refused to make concessions to slave owners when drafting the Constitution. Morris has been called the “Penman of the Constitution.” He was a financial expert who planned the U.S. coinage system. He advocated for a strong central government with a lifetime tenure for president. He served as minister plenipotentiary to France from 1792-1794.
This Gouverneur Morris mug is part of our US Constitution series profiling the 39 signatories of the US Constitution. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, presided over by George Washington. Six of these men also signed the Declaration of Independence: George Clymer, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, George Read, Roger Sherman and James Wilson.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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