Representative Roger Sherman – First Federal Congress


This Roger Sherman History Mug is one of a collection of the First Federal Congress members biographical mugs.  An image of Roger Sherman and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

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Roger Sherman of Connecticut was a signatory on the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of  Confederation, and the United States Constitution.  He was a lawyer appointed to the state Superior Court.  He served in the Continental Congress from 1776 to 1780 and in the Confederation Congress from 1783 to 1785.  Perhaps his greatest achievement was forcing the House, in which he served from 1789 to 1791, to place the Bill of Rights at the end of the Constitution rather than within its text. Sherman also served in the Senate from 1791 to 1793.

First Federal Congress  1781-1789

The Continental Congress met between 1774-1785.  This was followed by the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation which existed between 1785-1789.  The First United States Congress, also known as the First Federal Congress, consisted of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, which met between, March 4, 1789 and March 4, 1791.

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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