George Read

Read was the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who voted against the independence resolution put forward by Richard Henry Lee in June of 1776. Other delegates abstained and others voted against the resolution, but Read, who actually desired independence but thought the resolution premature, stuck around and signed anyway. He caused a lot of drama because his vote against could have meant Delaware would not vote aye, but the last minute heroics of his colleague Caesar Rodney saved the day. Read would eventually be one of only six men who signed both the Declaration and the Constitution.