William Paterson was a representative from New Jersey and a signatory on the U.S. Constitution. He is best remembered for introducing the New Jersey Plan. From 1776 to 1783 he served as attorney general of New Jersey before being elected U.S. senator and then governor. In 1793, George Washington appointed Paterson associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He held this position until his death in 1806.
This William Paterson 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.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.