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Debates in the Federal Convention (1787)


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Born: December 11, 1725

Died: October 7, 1792 (aged 66)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Statesman, patriot

Bio: George Mason IV was an American Patriot, statesman and a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Along with James Madison, he is called the Father of the United States Bill of Rights. For these reasons he is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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