Clymer, George (1739–1813), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. He was born in Philadelphia and became a wealthy and influential merchant. Clymer served in the Continental Congress (1776–78, 1780–83) and the Pennsylvania legislature (1785–88), and was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787). He was a member of the first U.S. Congress.
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