Butler, Pierce (1744–1822)

Author:Dennis J. Mahoney
Pages:283
 
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Irish-born Pierce Butler represented South Carolina at the CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF 1787 and signed the Constitution. It was Butler who first proposed the Convention's secrecy rule. A frequent speaker, he favored a weak central government and championed the interests of slaveholders. He was later a United States senator.

DENNIS J. MAHONEY

(1986)

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