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The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution. The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress lists 343 men who attended the Continental Congress, along with another 90 who were elected as delegates but never served.[1] The Congress met from 1774 to 1789 in three incarnations.

The First Continental Congress, which met briefly in Philadelphia in 1774, consisted of 56 delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies that would become the United States.[2] Convened in response to the Coercive Acts passed by the British Parliament in 1774, the delegates organized an economic boycott of Great Britain in protest and petitioned the king for a redress of grievances.

By the time the Second Continental Congress met in 1775, shooting in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) had begun. Moderates in the Congress still hoped that the colonies could be reconciled with Great Britain, but a movement towards independence steadily gained ground. Congress established the Continental Army (June 1775), coordinated the war effort, issued a Declaration of Independence in July 1776, and designed a new government in the Articles of Confederation, which were ratified in 1781.

The ratification of the Articles of Confederation gave the Congress a new name: the Congress of the Confederation, which met from 1781 to 1789. The Confederation Congress helped guide the United States through the final stages of the war, but in peacetime the Congress declined in importance. Under the Articles, the Confederation Congress had little power to compel the individual states to comply with its decisions. Increasingly, delegates elected to the Congress declined to serve, the leading men in each state preferred to serve in state government, and the Congress had difficulty establishing a quorum. When the Articles were replaced by the United States Constitution, the Confederation Congress was superseded by the United States Congress.

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Delegates who attended

The following table shows the names of the delegates who at some point attended the Continental Congress. Because a delegate did not necessarily take his seat in Congress in the same year that he was elected, nor did he necessarily stay for the duration of his term, there are slight discrepancies in the sources regarding the years of service for some delegates. Only those years that the delegate actually attended Congress are shown on the table. All data is from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, except where entries been corrected using more detailed sources, particularly the American National Biography.

The table also indicates (with an X) which delegates signed the Continental Association (1774), the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), the Articles of Confederation (1778–1781), and the United States Constitution (1787). The first three documents were created by Congress, and so all signers were necessarily delegates; the United States Constitution was signed at a special convention outside of Congress, and its signatories were not all current or former members of Congress.

John Dickinson has two entries on the table because he served as a delegate from both Pennsylvania and Delaware. The person who most frequently attended Congress was not a delegate: he was Charles Thomson, who served as secretary throughout Congress' existence.

Name State Years attended Association Declaration Confederation Constitution
1 Adams, AndrewAndrew Adams Connecticut 1778 X
2 Adams, JohnJohn Adams Massachusetts 1774–1777 X X
3 Adams, SamuelSamuel Adams Massachusetts 1774–1781 X X X
4 Adams, ThomasThomas Adams Virginia 1778–1779 X
5 Alexander, RobertRobert Alexander Maryland 1776
6 Allen, AndrewAndrew Allen Pennsylvania 1775–1776
7 Alsop, JohnJohn Alsop New York 1774–1776 X
8 Armstrong, Sr., JohnJohn Armstrong, Sr. Pennsylvania 1779–1780
9 Armstrong, Jr., JohnJohn Armstrong, Jr. Pennsylvania 1787–1788
10 Arnold, JonathanJonathan Arnold Rhode Island 1782–1784[3]
11 Arnold, PelegPeleg Arnold Rhode Island 1787–1788
12 Ashe, John B.John B. Ashe North Carolina 1787
13 Atlee, Samuel JohnSamuel John Atlee Pennsylvania 1778–1782
14 Baldwin, AbrahamAbraham Baldwin Georgia 1785, 1787–1788 X
15 Banister, JohnJohn Banister Virginia 1778 X
16 Barnwell, RobertRobert Barnwell South Carolina 1789
17 Bartlett, JosiahJosiah Bartlett New Hampshire 1775–1776, 1778 [4] X X
18 Bayard, JohnJohn Bayard Pennsylvania 1785–1786
19 Beatty, JohnJohn Beatty New Jersey 1784–1785
20 Bedford, Jr., GunningGunning Bedford, Jr. Delaware 1783–1785 X
21 Bee, ThomasThomas Bee South Carolina 1780–1782
22 Benson, EgbertEgbert Benson New York 1784, 1787–1788
23 Beresford, RichardRichard Beresford South Carolina 1783–1784
24 Biddle, EdwardEdward Biddle Pennsylvania 1774–1775 X
25 Bingham, WilliamWilliam Bingham Pennsylvania 1786–1788
26 Blanchard, JonathanJonathan Blanchard New Hampshire 1783–1784, 1787[5]
27 Bland, RichardRichard Bland Virginia 1774–1775 X
28 Bland, TheodorickTheodorick Bland Virginia 1780–1783
29 Bloodworth, TimothyTimothy Bloodworth North Carolina 1786
30 Blount, WilliamWilliam Blount North Carolina 1782–1783, 1786–1787 X
31 Boerum, SimonSimon Boerum New York 1774–1775 X
32 Boudinot, EliasElias Boudinot New Jersey 1778, 1781–1783
33 Braxton, CarterCarter Braxton Virginia 1776 X
34 Brown, JohnJohn Brown Virginia 1787–1788
35 Brownson, NathanNathan Brownson Georgia 1777
36 Bull, JohnJohn Bull South Carolina 1784–1787
37 Bulloch, ArchibaldArchibald Bulloch Georgia 1775
38 Burke, ThomasThomas Burke North Carolina 1777–1781
39 Burnet, WilliamWilliam Burnet New Jersey 1780–1781
40 Burton, RobertRobert Burton North Carolina 1787
41 Butler, PiercePierce Butler South Carolina 1787 X
42 Cadwalader, LambertLambert Cadwalader New Jersey 1785–1787
43 Carmichael, WilliamWilliam Carmichael Maryland 1778–1779
44 Carrington, EdwardEdward Carrington Virginia 1786–1788
45 Carroll ("Barrister"), CharlesCharles Carroll ("Barrister") Maryland 1776–1777
46 Carroll ("of Carrollton"), CharlesCharles Carroll ("of Carrollton") Maryland 1776–1778 [6] X
47 Carroll, DanielDaniel Carroll Maryland 1781–1783 X X
48 Caswell, RichardRichard Caswell North Carolina 1774–1775 X
49 Chase, JeremiahJeremiah Chase Maryland 1783–1784
50 Chase, SamuelSamuel Chase Maryland 1774–1778 X X
51 Clark, AbrahamAbraham Clark New Jersey 1776–1778, 1780–1783, 1786–1788 X
52 Clingan, WilliamWilliam Clingan Pennsylvania 1777–1779 X
53 Clinton, GeorgeGeorge Clinton New York 1775–1776
54 Clymer, GeorgeGeorge Clymer Pennsylvania 1776–1777, 1780–1782 X X
55 Collins, JohnJohn Collins Rhode Island 1778–1780, 1782–1783 X
56 Condict, SilasSilas Condict New Jersey 1781–1783
57 Contee, BenjaminBenjamin Contee Maryland 1788
58 Cooke, Joseph PlattJoseph Platt Cooke Connecticut 1784–1785, 1787–1788
59 Cornell, EzekielEzekiel Cornell Rhode Island 1780–1782
60 Coxe, TenchTench Coxe Pennsylvania 1788–1789[7]
61 Crane, StephenStephen Crane New Jersey 1774–1776 X
62 Cumming, WilliamWilliam Cumming North Carolina 1785
63 Cushing, ThomasThomas Cushing Massachusetts 1774–1776 X
64 Dana, FrancisFrancis Dana Massachusetts 1777–1778, 1784 X
65 Dane, NathanNathan Dane Massachusetts 1785–1789[3]
66 Dawson, JohnJohn Dawson Virginia 1788
67 Dayton, JonathanJonathan Dayton New Jersey 1788–1789[3] X
68 Deane, SilasSilas Deane Connecticut 1774–1776 X
69 DehartJohn De Hart New Jersey 1774–1775 [8] X
70 DeWitt, CharlesCharles DeWitt New York 1784
71 Dick, SamuelSamuel Dick New Jersey 1784–1785
72 Dickinson, JohnJohn Dickinson Delaware 1779 X (Pennsylvania) X X
72 Dickinson, JohnJohn Dickinson Pennsylvania 1774–1776 X X (Delaware) X (Delaware)
73 Dickinson, PhilemonPhilemon Dickinson Delaware 1782–1783
74 Drayton, William HenryWilliam Henry Drayton South Carolina 1778–1779 X
75 Duane, JamesJames Duane New York 1774–1783 X X
76 Duer, WilliamWilliam Duer New York 1777–1779[3] X
77 Dyer, EliphaletEliphalet Dyer Connecticut 1774–1779, 1782–1783 X
78 Edwards, PierpontPierpont Edwards Connecticut 1788
79 Ellery, WilliamWilliam Ellery Rhode Island 1776–1785 X X
80 Ellsworth, OliverOliver Ellsworth Connecticut 1778–1783
81 Elmer, JonathanJonathan Elmer New Jersey 1777–1778, 1781–1783, 1787–1788
82 Eveleigh, NicholasNicholas Eveleigh South Carolina 1781–1782
83 Fell, JohnJohn Fell New Jersey 1778–1780
84 Few, WilliamWilliam Few Georgia 1780–1782, 1786–1788 X
85 Fitzhugh, WilliamWilliam Fitzhugh Virginia 1779
86 Fitzsimons, ThomasThomas Fitzsimons Pennsylvania 1782–1783 X
87 Fleming, WilliamWilliam Fleming Virginia 1779
88 Floyd, WilliamWilliam Floyd New York 1774–1776, 1779–1783 X X
89 Folsom, NathanielNathaniel Folsom New Hampshire 1774, 1777–1780 X
90 Forbes, JamesJames Forbes Maryland 1778–1780
91 Forrest, UriahUriah Forrest Maryland 1787
92 Foster, AbielAbiel Foster New Hampshire 1783–1785
93 Franklin, BenjaminBenjamin Franklin Pennsylvania 1775–1776 X X
94 Frelinghuysen, FrederickFrederick Frelinghuysen New Jersey 1779, 1783[9]
95 Frost, GeorgeGeorge Frost New Hampshire 1777–1779
96 Gadsden, ChristopherChristopher Gadsden South Carolina 1774–1776 X
97 Galloway, JosephJoseph Galloway Pennsylvania 1774 X
98 Gansevoort, LeonardLeonard Gansevoort New York 1788
99 Gardner, JohnJohn Gardner Rhode Island 1789
100 Gardner, JosephJoseph Gardner Pennsylvania 1784–1785
101 Gelston, DavidDavid Gelston New York 1789
102 Gerry, ElbridgeElbridge Gerry Massachusetts 1776–1781, 1783–1785[3] X X
103 Gervais, John LewisJohn Lewis Gervais South Carolina 1782–1783
104 Gibbons, WilliamWilliam Gibbons Georgia 1784
105 Gilman, John TaylorJohn Taylor Gilman New Hampshire 1782–1783
106 Gilman, NicholasNicholas Gilman New Hampshire 1787–1789 X
107 Goldsborough, RobertRobert Goldsborough Maryland 1774–1776
108 Gorham, NathanielNathaniel Gorham Massachusetts 1782–1783, 1785–1787[3] X
109 Grayson, WilliamWilliam Grayson Virginia 1785–1787
110 Griffin, CyrusCyrus Griffin Virginia 1778–1780, 1787–1788
111 Gwinnett, ButtonButton Gwinnett Georgia 1776 X
112 Habersham, JohnJohn Habersham Georgia 1785
113 Hall, JohnJohn Hall Maryland 1775
114 Hall, LymanLyman Hall Georgia 1775–1777 X
115 Hamilton, AlexanderAlexander Hamilton New York 1782–1783, 1788 X
116 Hancock, JohnJohn Hancock Massachusetts 1775–1778 X X
117 Hand, EdwardEdward Hand Pennsylvania 1784–1785[3]
118 Hanson, JohnJohn Hanson Maryland 1780–1782 X
119 Hardy, SamuelSamuel Hardy Virginia 1783–1785
120 Haring, JohnJohn Haring New York 1774, 1785–1787
121 Harnett, CorneliusCornelius Harnett North Carolina 1777–1779 X
122 Harrison, BenjaminBenjamin Harrison Virginia 1774–1777 X X
123 Harrison, Jr., WilliamWilliam Harrison, Jr. Maryland 1786
124 Hart, JohnJohn Hart New Jersey 1776 X
125 Harvie, JohnJohn Harvie Virginia 1777–1778 X
126 Hawkins, BenjaminBenjamin Hawkins North Carolina 1781–1783, 1787
127 Hazard, JonathanJonathan Hazard Rhode Island 1788
128 Hemsley, WilliamWilliam Hemsley Maryland 1782–1783
129 Henry, JamesJames Henry Virginia 1780
130 Henry, JohnJohn Henry Maryland 1778–1780, 1785–1786
131 Henry, PatrickPatrick Henry Virginia 1774–1775 X
132 Henry, WilliamWilliam Henry Pennsylvania 1784–1785
133 Hewes, JosephJoseph Hewes North Carolina 1774–1776, 1779 X X
134 Heyward, Jr., ThomasThomas Heyward, Jr. South Carolina 1776–1778 X X
135 Higginson, StephenStephen Higginson Massachusetts 1783
136 Hill, WhitmellWhitmell Hill North Carolina 1778–1780
137 Hindman, WilliamWilliam Hindman Maryland 1785–1786
138 Holten, SamuelSamuel Holten Massachusetts 1778–1780, 1783–1785, 1787 X
139 Hooper, WilliamWilliam Hooper North Carolina 1774–1777 X X
140 Hopkins, StephenStephen Hopkins Rhode Island 1774–1776 X X
141 Hopkinson, FrancisFrancis Hopkinson New Jersey 1776 X
142 Hornblower, JosiahJosiah Hornblower New Jersey 1785–1786
143 Hosmer, TitusTitus Hosmer Connecticut 1778 X
144 Houston, WilliamWilliam Houston New Jersey 1779–1781, 1784–1785
145 Houstoun, JohnJohn Houstoun Georgia 1775
146 Houstoun, WilliamWilliam Houstoun Georgia 1784–1786
147 Howard, John EagerJohn Eager Howard Maryland 1788
148 Howell, DavidDavid Howell Rhode Island 1782–1785
149 Howly, RichardRichard Howly Georgia 1780–1781
150 Huger, DanielDaniel Huger South Carolina 1786–1788
151 Humphreys, CharlesCharles Humphreys Pennsylvania 1774–1776 X
152 Huntington, BenjaminBenjamin Huntington Connecticut 1780, 1782–1783, 1788
153 Huntington, SamuelSamuel Huntington Connecticut 1776, 1778–1781, 1783 X X
154 Hutson, RichardRichard Hutson South Carolina 1778–1779 X
155 Ingersoll, JaredJared Ingersoll Pennsylvania 1780 X
156 Irvine, WilliamWilliam Irvine Pennsylvania 1787–1788
157 Izard, RalphRalph Izard South Carolina 1782–1783
158 Jackson, DavidDavid Jackson Pennsylvania 1785
159 Jackson, JonathanJonathan Jackson Massachusetts 1782
160 Jay, JohnJohn Jay New York 1774–1776, 1778–1779 X
161 Jefferson, ThomasThomas Jefferson Virginia 1775–1776, 1783–1784 X
162 Jenifer, Daniel of St. ThomasDaniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Maryland 1779–1781 X
163 JohnsonTThomas Johnson Maryland 1774–1776 X
164 Johnson, William SamuelWilliam Samuel Johnson Connecticut 1785–1787 X
165 Johnston, SamuelSamuel Johnston North Carolina 1780–1781
166 Jones, AllenAllen Jones North Carolina 1779–1780
167 Jones, JosephJoseph Jones Virginia 1777, 1780–1783
168 Jones, Noble WimberlyNoble Wimberly Jones Georgia 1781–1782 [10]
169 Jones, WillieWillie Jones North Carolina 1780–1781[3]
170 Kean, JohnJohn Kean South Carolina 1785–1787
171 Kearney, DyreDyre Kearney Delaware 1787–1788
172 King, RufusRufus King Massachusetts 1784–1787 X
173 Kinloch, FrancisFrancis Kinloch South Carolina 1780
174 Kinsey, JamesJames Kinsey New Jersey 1774–1775 X
175 Langdon, JohnJohn Langdon New Hampshire 1775–1776, 1783–1784 [3] X
176 Langdon, WoodburyWoodbury Langdon New Hampshire 1779
177 Langworthy, EdwardEdward Langworthy Georgia 1777–1779 X
178 Lansing, Jr., JohnJohn Lansing, Jr. New York 1785
179 Laurance, JohnJohn Laurance New York 1785–1787
180 Laurens, HenryHenry Laurens South Carolina 1777–1780 X
181 Law, RichardRichard Law Connecticut 1777, 1781–1782 [11]
182 Lee, ArthurArthur Lee Virginia 1782–1784
183 Lee, Francis LightfootFrancis Lightfoot Lee Virginia 1775–1779 X X
184 Lee, HenryHenry Lee Virginia 1786–1788
185 Lee, Richard HenryRichard Henry Lee Virginia 1774–1779, 1784–1785, 1787 X X X
186 Lee, Thomas SimThomas Sim Lee Maryland 1783
187 Lewis, FrancisFrancis Lewis New York 1775–1779 X X
188 LhommedieuEzra L'Hommedieu New York 1779–1783, 1788
189 Livermore, SamuelSamuel Livermore New Hampshire 1780–1782, 1785–1786
190 Livingston, PhilipPhilip Livingston New York 1774–1778[3] X X
191 Livingston, Robert R.Robert R. Livingston New York 1775–1776, 1779–1780, 1784
192 Livingston, WalterWalter Livingston New York 1784–1785
193 Livingston, WilliamWilliam Livingston New Jersey 1774–1776 X X
194 Lloyd, EdwardEdward Lloyd Maryland 1783–1784
195 Long, PiersePierse Long New Hampshire 1785–1786
196 Lovell, JamesJames Lovell Massachusetts 1777–1782 X
197 Low, IsaacIsaac Low New York 1774 X
198 Lowell, JohnJohn Lowell Massachusetts 1782
199 LynchaThomas Lynch South Carolina 1774–1776 X
200 LynchbThomas Lynch, Jr. South Carolina 1776 X
201 Madison, JamesJames Madison Virginia 1780–1783, 1787–1788 X
202 Manning, JamesJames Manning Rhode Island 1786
203 Marchant, HenryHenry Marchant Rhode Island 1777–1779 X
204 Mathews, JohnJohn Mathews South Carolina 1778–1781 X
205 Matlack, TimothyTimothy Matlack Pennsylvania 1780
206 McComb, EleazerEleazer McComb Delaware 1783–1784
207 McDougall, AlexanderAlexander McDougall New York 1781
208 McHenry, JamesJames McHenry Maryland 1783–1785 X
209 McKean, ThomasThomas McKean Delaware 1774–1776, 1778–1782 X X X
210 McLene, JamesJames McLene Pennsylvania 1779–1780
211 Mercer, JamesJames Mercer Virginia 1779
212 Mercer, John FrancisJohn Francis Mercer Virginia 1783–1784
213 Meredith, SamuelSamuel Meredith Pennsylvania 1786–1788
214 Middleton, ArthurArthur Middleton South Carolina 1776–1777, 1781–1782 X
215 Middleton, HenryHenry Middleton South Carolina 1774–1775 X
216 Mifflin, ThomasThomas Mifflin Pennsylvania 1774–1775, 1782–1784 X X
217 Miller, NathanNathan Miller Rhode Island 1786
218 Mitchell, NathanielNathaniel Mitchell Delaware 1787–1788
219 Mitchell, Stephen MixStephen Mix Mitchell Connecticut 1785–1788
220 Monroe, JamesJames Monroe Virginia 1783–1786
221 Montgomery, JohnJohn Montgomery Pennsylvania 1782–1784
222 Montgomery, JosephJoseph Montgomery Pennsylvania 1780–1782
223 Morris, CadwaladerCadwalader Morris Pennsylvania 1783–1784
224 Morris, GouverneurGouverneur Morris New York 1778–1779 X X
225 Morris, LewisLewis Morris New York 1775–1777 X
226 Morris, RobertRobert Morris Pennsylvania 1775–1778 X X X
227 Morton, JohnJohn Morton Pennsylvania 1774–1776 X X
228 Motte, IsaacIsaac Motte South Carolina 1780–1782
229 Mowry, Jr., DanielDaniel Mowry, Jr. Rhode Island 1780–1782
230 Muhlenberg, FrederickFrederick Muhlenberg Pennsylvania 1779–1780
231 Nash, AbnerAbner Nash North Carolina 1782–1783
232 Nelson, Jr., ThomasThomas Nelson, Jr. Virginia 1775–1777, 1779 X
233 Osgood, SamuelSamuel Osgood Massachusetts 1781–1784
234 Otis, Samuel AllyneSamuel Allyne Otis Massachusetts 1787–1788
235 Paca, WilliamWilliam Paca Maryland 1774–1779 X X
236 Page, MannMann Page Virginia 1777
237 Paine, EphraimEphraim Paine New York 1784
238 Paine, Robert TreatRobert Treat Paine Massachusetts 1774–1776 X X
239 Parker, JohnJohn Parker South Carolina 1786–1788
240 Partridge, GeorgeGeorge Partridge Massachusetts 1779–1785
241 Patten, JohnJohn Patten Delaware 1786
242 Peabody, NathanielNathaniel Peabody New Hampshire 1779–1780 [12]
243 Peery, WilliamWilliam Peery Delaware 1786
244 Pell, PhilipPhilip Pell New York 1789
245 Pendleton, EdmundEdmund Pendleton Virginia 1774–1775 X
246 Penn, JohnJohn Penn North Carolina 1775–1780 X X
247 Peters, Jr., RichardRichard Peters, Jr. Pennsylvania 1782–1783
248 Pettit, CharlesCharles Pettit Pennsylvania 1785–1787
249 Pierce, WilliamWilliam Pierce Georgia 1787
250 Pinckney, CharlesCharles Pinckney South Carolina 1784–1787[3] X
251 Plater, GeorgeGeorge Plater Maryland 1778–1780
252 Platt, ZephaniahZephaniah Platt New York 1785–1786
253 Potts, RichardRichard Potts Maryland 1781
254 Ramsay, DavidDavid Ramsay South Carolina 1782–1783, 1785–1786
255 Ramsey, NathanielNathaniel Ramsey Maryland 1786–1787
256 Randolph, EdmundEdmund Randolph Virginia 1779, 1781–1782
257 Randolph, PeytonPeyton Randolph Virginia 1774–1775 X
258 Read, GeorgeGeorge Read Delaware 1774–1777 X X X
259 Read, JacobJacob Read South Carolina 1783–1785
260 Reed, JosephJoseph Reed Pennsylvania 1778 X
261 Reid, James RandolphJames Randolph Reid Pennsylvania 1787–1789
262 Rhoads, SamuelSamuel Rhoads Pennsylvania 1774
263 Roberdeau, DanielDaniel Roberdeau Pennsylvania 1777–1779 X
264 Rodney, CaesarCaesar Rodney Delaware 1774–1776 X X
265 Rodney, ThomasThomas Rodney Delaware 1781–1782, 1786
266 Rogers, JohnJohn Rogers Maryland 1775–1776
267 Root, JesseJesse Root Connecticut 1778–1782
268 Ross, DavidDavid Ross Maryland 1787–1789
269 Ross, GeorgeGeorge Ross Pennsylvania 1774–1777 X X
270 Rumsey, BenjaminBenjamin Rumsey Maryland 1776–1777
271 Rush, BenjaminBenjamin Rush Pennsylvania 1776–1777 X
272 Rutledge, EdwardEdward Rutledge South Carolina 1774–1776 X X
273 Rutledge, JohnJohn Rutledge South Carolina 1774–1775, 1782–1783 X X
274 Schureman, JamesJames Schureman New Jersey 1786–1787
275 Schuyler, PhilipPhilip Schuyler New York 1775, 1777, 1779–1780
276 Scott, John MorinJohn Morin Scott New York 1780–1783[3]
277 Scudder, NathanielNathaniel Scudder New Jersey 1778–1779 X
278 Searle, JamesJames Searle Pennsylvania 1778–1780
279 Sedgwick, TheodoreTheodore Sedgwick Massachusetts 1785–1786, 1788
280 Seney, JoshuaJoshua Seney Maryland 1788
281 Sergeant, JonathanJonathan Sergeant New Jersey 1776–1777
282 Sharpe, WilliamWilliam Sharpe North Carolina 1779–1781
283 Sherman, RogerRoger Sherman Connecticut 1774–1781, 1784 X X X X
284 Shippen, WilliamWilliam Shippen Pennsylvania 1779–1780
285 Sitgreaves, JohnJohn Sitgreaves North Carolina 1785
286 Smith, JamesJames Smith Pennsylvania 1776–1778 X
287 Smith, Jonathan BayardJonathan Bayard Smith Pennsylvania 1777–1778 X
288 Smith, MelanctonMelancton Smith New York 1785–1787
289 Smith, MeriwetherMeriwether Smith Virginia 1778, 1780–1781[13]
290 Smith, RichardRichard Smith New Jersey 1774–1776 X
291 Smith, ThomasThomas Smith Pennsylvania 1781–1782
292 Smith, WilliamWilliam Smith Maryland 1777
293 Spaight, Richard DobbsRichard Dobbs Spaight North Carolina 1783–1785 X
294 Spencer, JosephJoseph Spencer Connecticut 1779
295 St. Clair, ArthurArthur St. Clair Pennsylvania 1786–1787
296 Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens New Jersey 1784
297 Stewart, CharlesCharles Stewart New Jersey 1784–1785
298 Stockton, RichardRichard Stockton New Jersey 1776 X
299 Stone, ThomasThomas Stone Maryland 1775–1776, 1778, 1784 X
300 Sturges, JonathanJonathan Sturges Connecticut 1786
301 Sullivan, JohnJohn Sullivan New Hampshire 1774–1775, 1780–1781 X
302 Swann, JohnJohn Swann North Carolina 1788
303 Sykes, JamesJames Sykes Delaware 1777
304 Symmes, John ClevesJohn Cleves Symmes New Jersey 1785–1786
305 Taylor, GeorgeGeorge Taylor Pennsylvania 1776 X
306 Telfair, EdwardEdward Telfair Georgia 1778, 1780–1782 X
307 Thatcher, GeorgeGeorge Thatcher Massachusetts 1787–1789
308 Thornton, MatthewMatthew Thornton New Hampshire 1776–1777 X
309 Tilghman, MatthewMatthew Tilghman Maryland 1774–1776 X
310 Tilton, JamesJames Tilton Delaware 1783–1784
311 Tucker, Thomas TudorThomas Tudor Tucker South Carolina 1787–1788
312 Van Dyke, NicholasNicholas Van Dyke Delaware 1777–1781 X
313 Varnum, James MitchellJames Mitchell Varnum Rhode Island 1780–1781, 1787
314 Vining, John M.John M. Vining Delaware 1784–1785
315 Wadsworth, JamesJames Wadsworth Connecticut 1784
316 Wadsworth, JeremiahJeremiah Wadsworth Connecticut 1788
317 Walker, JohnJohn Walker Virginia 1780
318 Walton, GeorgeGeorge Walton Georgia 1776–1777, 1780–1781 X X
319 Walton, JohnJohn Walton Georgia 1778
320 Ward, ArtemasArtemas Ward Massachusetts 1780–1781
321 Ward, SamuelSamuel Ward Rhode Island 1774–1776 X
322 Washington, GeorgeGeorge Washington Virginia 1774–1775 X X
323 Wentworth Jr., JohnJohn Wentworth Jr. New Hampshire 1778 X
324 Wharton, SamuelSamuel Wharton Delaware 1782–1783
325 Whipple, WilliamWilliam Whipple New Hampshire 1776–1779 X
326 White, JamesJames White North Carolina 1786–1788
327 White, PhillipsPhillips White New Hampshire 1782–1783
328 Williams, JohnJohn Williams North Carolina 1778–1779 X
329 Williams, WilliamWilliam Williams Connecticut 1776–1777 X
330 Williamson, HughHugh Williamson North Carolina 1782–1785, 1787–1789[3] X
331 Willing, ThomasThomas Willing Pennsylvania 1775–1776
332 Wilson, JamesJames Wilson Pennsylvania 1775–1777, 1783, 1785–1786 X X
333 Wingate, PainePaine Wingate New Hampshire 1788
334 Wisner, HenryHenry Wisner New York 1774–1776[3] X
335 Witherspoon, JohnJohn Witherspoon New Jersey 1776–1782 X X
336 Wolcott, OliverOliver Wolcott Connecticut 1776–1778, 1780–1783 X X
337 Wood, JosephJoseph Wood Georgia 1777–1778
338 Wright, TurbuttTurbutt Wright Maryland 1782
339 Wynkoop, HenryHenry Wynkoop Pennsylvania 1779–1782
340 Wythe, GeorgeGeorge Wythe Virginia 1775–1776 X
341 Yates, AbrahamAbraham Yates New York 1787–1788
342 Yates, Peter W.Peter W. Yates New York 1786
343 Zubly, John JoachimJohn Joachim Zubly Georgia 1775

Elected but did not attend

This table shows those who were elected as delegates to the Continental Congress but never attended a session. All data is from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

# Name State Years elected
1 Andrew, BenjaminBenjamin Andrew Georgia 1780
2 Ashley, SamuelSamuel Ashley New Hampshire 1779
3 Atkinson, GeorgeGeorge Atkinson New Hampshire 1780, 1785
4 Barnwell, JohnJohn Barnwell South Carolina 1784
5 Bedford, Sr., GunningGunning Bedford, Sr. Delaware 1786
6 Bellows, BenjaminBenjamin Bellows New Hampshire 1781
7 Blair, JohnJohn Blair Virginia 1781
8 Bowdoin, JamesJames Bowdoin Massachusetts 1774
9 Bradford, WilliamWilliam Bradford Rhode Island 1776
10 Brevard, EphraimEphraim Brevard North Carolina 1781
11 Brown, JohnJohn Brown Rhode Island 1784, 1785
12 Canfield, JohnJohn Canfield Connecticut 1786
13 Champlin, GeorgeGeorge Champlin Rhode Island 1785, 1786
14 Chandler, Charles C.Charles C. Chandler Connecticut 1784
15 Chester, JohnJohn Chester Connecticut 1787, 1788
16 Clarkson, MatthewMatthew Clarkson Pennsylvania 1785
17 Clay, JosephJoseph Clay Georgia 1778
18 Cooper, JohnJohn Cooper New Jersey 1776
19 Dalton, TristramTristram Dalton Massachusetts 1783, 1784
20 Danielson, TimothyTimothy Danielson Massachusetts 1780, 1782, 1783
21 Dayton, EliasElias Dayton New Jersey 1778
22 Dow, MosesMoses Dow New Hampshire 1784
23 Duffield, SamuelSamuel Duffield Pennsylvania 1777
24 Edwards, TimothyTimothy Edwards Massachusetts 1778
25 Elbert, SamuelSamuel Elbert Georgia 1784
26 Evans, JohnJohn Evans Delaware 1776
27 Gardner, SylvesterSylvester Gardner Rhode Island 1787
28 Giles, EdwardEdward Giles Maryland 1782
29 Gillion, AlexanderAlexander Gillion South Carolina 1784
30 Grantham, IsaacIsaac Grantham Delaware 1787
31 Gunn, JamesJames Gunn Georgia 1787
32 Habersham, JosephJoseph Habersham Georgia 1784
33 Hathorn, JohnJohn Hathorn New York 1788[14]
34 Henderson, ThomasThomas Henderson New Jersey 1779
35 Hillhouse, JamesJames Hillhouse Connecticut 1786, 1788
36 Hillhouse, WilliamWilliam Hillhouse Connecticut 1783, 1785
37 Holden, ThomasThomas Holden Rhode Island 1788, 1789
38 Johnson, CharlesCharles Johnson North Carolina 1781, 1784, 1785
39 Jones, GabrielGabriel Jones Virginia 1779
40 Jones, SamuelSamuel Jones New York 1788
41 Latimer, HenryHenry Latimer Delaware 1784
42 Lincoln, LeviLevi Lincoln Massachusetts 1781
43 Lowndes, RawlinsRawlins Lowndes South Carolina 1779
44 Macon, NathanielNathaniel Macon North Carolina 1785
45 Manton, DanielDaniel Manton Rhode Island 1787
46 Martin, AlexanderAlexander Martin North Carolina 1786
47 Martin, LutherLuther Martin Maryland 1784
48 Mason, GeorgeGeorge Mason Virginia 1777
49 McDowell, JosephJoseph McDowell North Carolina 1787
50 McIntosh, LachlanLachlan McIntosh Georgia 1784
51 McKinly, JohnJohn McKinly Delaware 1784
52 Montgomery, WilliamWilliam Montgomery Pennsylvania 1784
53 Moore, WilliamWilliam Moore Pennsylvania 1777
54 Moultrie, WilliamWilliam Moultrie South Carolina 1784
55 Mumford, PaulPaul Mumford Rhode Island 1785
56 Neilson, JohnJohn Neilson New Jersey 1778[15]
57 Nicholson, JosephJoseph Nicholson Maryland 1777
58 O'Bryen, WilliamWilliam O'Bryen Georgia 1789
59 Osborn, AdlaiAdlai Osborn North Carolina 1784
60 Osborne, HenryHenry Osborne Georgia 1786
61 Paterson, WilliamWilliam Paterson New Jersey 1780, 1787
62 Patterson, SamuelSamuel Patterson Delaware 1784
63 Payne, ElishaElisha Payne New Hampshire 1784
64 Pendleton, NathanielNathaniel Pendleton Georgia 1789
65 Person, ThomasThomas Person North Carolina 1784
66 Philips, PeterPeter Philips Rhode Island 1785
67 Pickering, JohnJohn Pickering New Hampshire 1787
68 Pitkin, WilliamWilliam Pitkin Connecticut 1784
69 Polk, ThomasThomas Polk North Carolina 1786
70 Ridgely, RichardRichard Ridgely Maryland 1784, 1785
71 Scott, GustavusGustavus Scott Maryland 1784
72 Smallwood, WilliamWilliam Smallwood Maryland 1784
73 Smith, BenjaminBenjamin Smith North Carolina 1784
74 Sparhawk, JohnJohn Sparhawk New Hampshire 1786
75 Stirk, SamuelSamuel Stirk Georgia 1781
76 Stokes, JohnJohn Stokes North Carolina 1787
77 Strong, CalebCaleb Strong Massachusetts 1780
78 Strong, JedediahJedediah Strong Connecticut 1782, 1784, 1784
79 Sullivan, JamesJames Sullivan Massachusetts 1782, 1783
80 Sumter, ThomasThomas Sumter South Carolina 1783
81 Thompson, EbenezerEbenezer Thompson New Hampshire 1778, 1783
82 Treadwell, JohnJohn Treadwell Connecticut 1784, 1785, 1787
83 Trapier, PaulPaul Trapier South Carolina 1777
84 Trumbull, JosephJoseph Trumbull Connecticut 1774
85 Walker, Jr., TimothyTimothy Walker, Jr. New Hampshire 1777, 1778, 1782, 1785
86 Warren, JamesJames Warren Massachusetts 1782
87 Wentworth, JoshuaJoshua Wentworth New Hampshire 1779
88 West, BenjaminBenjamin West New Hampshire 1787
89 West, StephenStephen West Maryland 1780
90 Wolcott, ErastusErastus Wolcott Connecticut 1774, 1787, 1788

Notes

  1. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 40–44.
  2. ^ Burnett, Continental Congress, 32.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Dates as given in this subject's entry in the American National Biography.
  4. ^ Selected to the first Congress but did not serve; Purcell 38
  5. ^ The Biographical Directory just lists 1784, but according to Purcell, Blanchard also served in 1787.
  6. ^ Turned down appointment to First Congress; Purcell
  7. ^ Dates as given in this subject's entry in the Dictionary of American Biography.
  8. ^ The Biographical Directory says that he served until 1776, but according to the Journal, he resigned in November 1775.
  9. ^ The Biographical Directory lists only the 1779 term, but the Dictionary of American Biography states that Frelinghuysen was elected to another term in 1783.
  10. ^ Was first elected as a delegate in 1775, but did not attend; ANB.
  11. ^ Also appointed in 1774, but unable to attend due to ill health; ANB
  12. ^ Reappointed in 1785 but did not attend; Purcell.
  13. ^ Also elected in 1779 but declined to serve; ANB.
  14. ^ Elected in 1788, but new government went into effect before he took his seat. Was elected to 1st US Congress. (Purcell)
  15. ^ Did not attend because he was in the field with the militia.

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