Robert Morris

Known as the “Financier of the Revolution,” Robert Morris lived to serve his country by sacrificing his energy, ability, and prosperity for the preservation of American liberty and independence. One of the few signers of all three documents: The Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution, Morris devoted his experience as a merchant and businessman to manage the finances of the war effort regardless of what it cost him. One historian notes that “ the Americans owed and still owe, as much acknowledgment to the financial operations of Robert Morris, as to the negotiations of Benjamin Franklin, or even the arms of George Washington.”