Historical Period: The 18th Century
James Wilson (1742-1798) signed the Declaration of Independence and was twice elected to the Continental Congress. He played a leading role in the drafting of the US Constitution and eventually became one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the United States Supreme Court.
- Author: Collected Works of James Wilson, 2 vols.
- Author: Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States 1787-1788