Thomas Fitzsimons was a representative from Pennsylvania and signatory on the U.S. Constitution. He immigrated to America in 1760 and became a successful merchant who specialized in West Indies trade. During the war, Fitzsimons commanded a company of militia. He used his wealth to provide supplies and fire ships to the Navy. He headed the board that oversaw the Pennsylvania Navy. After the war he served in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he favored a strong Navy.
This Thomas Fitzsimons 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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