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Which Supreme Court justices attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia?

Five Supreme Court justices attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787, during which the U.S. Constitution was created. These included John Rutledge from South Carolina, Oliver Ellsworth from Connecticut, William Paterson from New Jersey, James Wilson from Pennsylvania, and John Blair from Virginia. They were among the fifty-five delegates that attended the famous Philadelphia Convention that created the U.S. Constitution. Justice Gabriel Duvall was chosen to be one of Maryland’s four delegates to the Convention but he, along with the other delegates from Maryland, never attended.



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