FAQ: Were all the signers of the Declaration of Independence Masons?

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  1. The Freemasonry FAQ

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    August 2006

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    Were all the signers of the Declaration of Independence Masons?

    No. Masons constituted ten of the signers of the Articles, nine
    signers of the Declaration, and thirteen signers of the Constitution.

    Additionally, Edmund Randolph, Grand Master of Virginia, was an active
    participant at the Constitutional Convention, though he didn't sign
    the document. It should also be noted that four Presidents of the
    Continental Congresses were Freemasons: Peyton Randolph of Virginia,
    John Hancock of Massachusetts, Henry Laurens of South Carolina, and
    Arthur St. Clair of Pennsylvania. (Northern Light)
     

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