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The president who wrote most of the US Constitution?

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September 29, 2008 3:25PM

Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania was put in charge of the committee to draft the final copy of the Constitution. Other men who had much to do with writing the new Constitution included John Dickinson, Gouverneur Morris, Edmund Randolph, Roger Sherman, James Wilson, and George Wythe. Morris was given the task of putting all the convention's resolutions and decisions into polished form. Morris actually "wrote" the Constitution. The original copy of the document is preserved in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. The penman who, after the text of the Constitution had been agreed on, and engrossed it prior to the signing was Jacob Shallus, assistant clerk of the Pennsylvania State Assembly. His office happened to be in the same building in which the Convention was held. MrV