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Details of Committee Membership At the Federal Convention
2 Our Constitutional Logic 169_1 (2015)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
From May 25 through September 13, 1787 the convention appointed twelve committees of which eleven reported. (The work of the Committee of the Whole House, technically not a committee, is addressed elsewhere.) Our Constitutional Logic calendars the committees by full name, date established and the date on which it reported to the convention. Each delegate’s assignments are then detailed and cumulated; the reader can identify the ‘never serving’ delegates – there are 19 of 55 who never served – and the workhorse delegates: King and Williamson served on five committees apiece, with King taking ‘top committeeman’ honours based on his chairing the Grand Committee, established July 9, 1787.
Keywords
  • committee,
  • chair,
  • federal convention
Publication Date
February, 2015
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "Details of Committee Membership At the Federal Convention" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 169_1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/302/