Roger Sherman was born on April 19,1721,in Newton, Massachusetts. He was the son of William Mehetabel Sherman and descended from Captain John Sherman of Dedham, Essex.
Sherman received no formal education save that offered by the
common schools, but he doubtlessly came under the influence of the
classically trained Reverend Samuel Dunbar and early enjoyed a habit of study that led him to read a lot in theology, history,mathematics, and particularly law and politics.
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signed three American documents. These include, The Declaration of
Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. A signer of both the Declaration and Constitution, he also helped draft and sign the Articles of Confederation.
Roger Sherman died on July 23, 1793, in New Haven, Connecticut. He was an outstanding man who helped a lot for his state. He went from a Yankee cobbler who taught himself law, to becoming a judge and a legislator.