William Pierce

William Pierce (1753-1789) | New Georgia Encyclopedia


Although very little is known about the early life of William Pierce, scholars believe that he was born in Georgia in 1740.

He represented the state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention, but often referred to himself as a Virginian.

Pierce served in the Revolutionary War, returning to Georgia in 1783 to attend to his personal affairs.

At the Philadelphia Convention, Pierce spoke three times, but left early.

Although he did not sign the document, it is not known whether he actually opposed the Constitution.

Pierce is perhaps best known for writing notes on the convention in which he described the personalities of the other delegates.

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