William Hooper

Although born into the family of a Loyalist minister, and marrying into a loyalist family, William Hooper distinguished himself as a true patriot and advocate for Independence with his life, his fortune and his sacred honor. While his life was in danger many times before and during the war, and his fortunes ran thin, Hooper lived a life worthy of his time, and he deserved the distinction to be among the Founders of the Declaration of Independence.