James Wilson Biography
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States & a Signatory of the Declaration of Independence)
Birthday: September 14, 1742 (Virgo)
Born In: Fife, Scotland
James Wilson, a lawyer by profession, was one of the many delegates from Pennsylvania who signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence in 1776. A prominent lawyer of his times, he was appointed by the President George Washington as one of the six original justices of the Supreme Court of the U.S which was established by the U.S. Constitution in 1789. A man of revolutionary ideas, he published a pamphlet during the British rule arguing that the British Parliament had no authority to pass laws for the American colonies since the parliament had no representatives from the colonies. Wilson strongly believed that all humans are born free and was very vocal in his support for independence from the British government. He was elected to the Continental Congress twice, and as a congress member, he was the most outspoken and active individual who never feared to express what he felt. He is considered to be one of the most learned among the Founding Fathers of the U.S. He not only signed the Declaration of Independence, but was also one of those delegates who contributed towards framing and drafting of the Constitution of the U.S. Wilson is also regarded as one of the first legal philosophers of America.