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George Clymer
George Clymer
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George Clymer (March 16, 1739 – January 23, 1813) was an American politician, Founding Father, and slave owner.


He was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain in the United States of America.

Pennsylvania Representative

As a Pennsylvania representative, Clymer was, along with only five others, a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Continental Congress

George Clymer attended the Continental Congress and served in political office until the end of his life.


  • USS George Clymer (APA-27) was named in his honor.[1]
  • Clymer,Indiana County, Pennsylvania was named in his honor
  • Clymer, Chautaqua County, New York was named in his honor
  • George Clymer Elementary School, School District of Philadelphia. This school has educated majority children of color following Clymer's legacy of rights for all people.

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