Roger Sherman

John Adams wrote of him, “The honorable Roger Sherman was one of the most cordial friends which I ever had in my life. Destitute of all literary and scientific education but such as he acquired by his own exertions, he was one of the most sensible men in the world. The clearest head and the steadiest heart.” Despite humble beginnings, born in 1721 to a Massachusetts farmer and shoemaker, Sherman had grown to fill a place of distinction among the great Founding Fathers of the Declaration, and the Constitution. His contribution to the principle documents of the new nation would be a debt no man could repay.