George Clymer

A firm and steadfast patriot, George Clymer was a forerunner to American Independence and a servant of the developing Constitutional Republic. In his lifetime Clymer engaged in the defense of his country, signed the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution and founded the first American Bank, not to mention his personal financial aid to the Continental Army during the early period of the war. His deep desires for independence from Britain had begun early in life, but escalated to a point where “his predominant passion was to promote every scheme for the improvement of his country.” In fact, his numerous sacrifices proved his dearest wish, which “was for his country to be independent.”