Robert Morris

Robert Morris

(1734-1806)

Robert Morris was born in England in 1734.  
He came to America when he was 13.
Morris was educated in Philadelphia and worked there in a shipping-banking firm.
As a member of the Continental Congress, he voted against independence, but still worked hard on behalf of the new nation.  
He served as superintendent of finance under the Articles of Confederation, a very difficult job.
At the Philadelphia Convention, Morris said little, although he was known to sympathize with those wanting a stronger central government.

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