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Religious Affiliation of the Founding Fathers

22 Feb

Signers of Declaration of Independence

Charles Carroll Catholic
Samuel Huntington Congregationalist
Roger Sherman Congregationalist
William Williams Congregationalist
Oliver Wolcott Congregationalist
Lyman Hall Congregationalist
Samuel Adams Congregationalist
John Hancock Congregationalist
Josiah Bartlett Congregationalist
William Whipple Congregationalist
William Ellery Congregationalist
John Adams Congregationalist; Unitarian
Robert Treat Paine Congregationalist; Unitarian
Thomas Jefferson Deist
Benjamin Franklin Deist
George Walton Episcopalian
John Penn Episcopalian
George Ross Episcopalian
Thomas Heyward Jr. Episcopalian
Thomas Lynch Jr. Episcopalian
Arthur Middleton Episcopalian
Edward Rutledge Episcopalian
Francis Lightfoot Lee Episcopalian
Richard Henry Lee Episcopalian
George Read Episcopalian
Caesar Rodney Episcopalian
Samuel Chase Episcopalian
William Paca Episcopalian
Thomas Stone Episcopalian
Elbridge Gerry Episcopalian
Francis Hopkinson Episcopalian
Francis Lewis Episcopalian
Lewis Morris Episcopalian
William Hooper Episcopalian
Robert Morris Episcopalian
John Morton Episcopalian
Stephen Hopkins Episcopalian
Carter Braxton Episcopalian
Benjamin Harrison Episcopalian
Thomas Nelson Jr. Episcopalian
George Wythe Episcopalian
Button Gwinnett Episcopalian; Congregationalist
James Wilson Episcopalian; Presbyterian
Thomas McKean Presbyterian
Matthew Thornton Presbyterian
Abraham Clark Presbyterian
John Hart Presbyterian
Richard Stockton Presbyterian
John Witherspoon Presbyterian
William Floyd Presbyterian
Philip Livingston Presbyterian
James Smith Presbyterian
George Taylor Presbyterian
Benjamin Rush Presbyterian
Joseph Hewes Quaker, Episcopalian
George Clymer Quaker, Episcopalian

Only 2 of these signers could be considered non Judeo-Christian.

Signers of the Articles of Confederation

Daniel Carroll Catholic
Andrew Adams Congregationalist
Richard Hutson Congregationalist
Samuel Adams Congregationalist
Josiah Bartlett Congregationalist
William Ellery Congregationalist
John Hancock Congregationalist
Samuel Huntington Congregationalist
Roger Sherman Congregationalist
Oliver Wolcott Congregationalist
Cornelius Harnett Deist
Thomas Heyward Jr. Episcopalian
John Penn Episcopalian
Francis Lightfoot Lee Episcopalian
Richard Henry Lee Episcopalian
Francis Lewis Episcopalian
Elbridge Gerry Episcopalian
John Banister Episcopalian
James Duane Episcopalian
Edward Langworthy Episcopalian
Gouverneur Morris Episcopalian
Nicholas Van Dyke Episcopalian
Robert Morris Episcopalian
Henry Laurens Huguenot
John Hanson Lutheran
Thomas McKean Presbyterian
John Witherspoon Presbyterian
John Walton Presbyterian
Nathaniel Scudder Presbyterian
William Clingan Protestant
Joseph Reed Protestant
Daniel Roberdeau Protestant
Jonathan Bayard Smith Protestant
Francis Dana Protestant
Samuel Holten Protestant
James Lovell Protestant
Henry Marchant Protestant
John Collins Protestant
Thomas Adams Protestant
John Harvie Protestant
John Mathews Protestant
William Henry Drayton Protestant
William Duer Protestant
Titus Hosmer Protestant
Edward Telfair Protestant
John Wentworth Jr. Protestant
John Williams Protestant
John Dickinson Quaker; Episcopalian

Only 1 person here could be considered outside the normal Judeo-Christian beleif system.

Signers of the Constitution

Daniel Carroll Catholic
Thomas Fitzsimons Catholic
Roger Sherman Congregationalist
Nathaniel Gorham Congregationalist
John Langdon Congregationalist
Nicholas Gilman Congregationalist
Abraham Baldwin Congregationalist; Episcopalian
Benjamin Franklin Diest
James Madison Jr. Episcopalian
George Read Episcopalian
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Episcopalian
David Brearly Episcopalian
Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr. Episcopalian
Robert Morris Episcopalian
Gouverneur Morris Episcopalian
John Rutledge Episcopalian
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Episcopalian
Charles Pinckney Episcopalian
Pierce Butler Episcopalian
George Washington Episcopalian
Rufus King Episcopalian; Congregationalist
James Wilson Episcopalian; Presbyteran
William Samuel Johnson Episcopalian; Presbyterian
William Blount Episcopalian; Presbyterian
Alexander Hamilton Huguenot; Presbyterian;Episcopalian
Jacob Broom Lutheran
William Few Methodist
Richard Bassett Methodist
Gunning Bedford Jr. Presbyterian
James McHenry Presbyterian
William Livingston Presbyterian
William Paterson Presbyterian
Hugh Williamson Presbyterian
Jared Ingersoll Presbyterian
Jonathan Dayton Presbyterian; Episcopalian
John Blair Presbyterian; Episcopalian
John Dickinson Quaker; Episcopalian
George Clymer Quaker; Episcopalian
Thomas Mifflin Quaker; Lutheran

Non-Signing members of the constitutional convention

Oliver Ellsworth Congregationalist
Caleb Strong Congregationalist
John Lansing, Jr. Dutch Reformed
Robert Yates Dutch Reformed
William Houstoun Episcopalian
William Leigh Pierce Episcopalian
Luther Martin Episcopalian
John F. Mercer Episcopalian
Elbridge Gerry Episcopalian
George Mason Episcopalian
Edmund J. Randolph Episcopalian
George Wythe Episcopalian
James McClurg Presbyterian
William C. Houston Presbyterian
William R. Davie Presbyterian
Alexander Martin Presbyterian

Out of these 55 people only 1 can be considered to outside the Judeo-Christian religious affiliation.

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