Charles Watson-Wentworth (Marquess of Rockingham)

Portrait by Artist to Come


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BORN:
13 May 1730 in South Yorkshire, England
  DIED:
1 July 1782 in London, England

           

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2nd Marquess of Rockingham. Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

 

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[George] Mason’s obvious legacy is in his contribution to America’s founding documents: the Declaration of Independence through the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Constitution through his role at the Philadelphia Convention, and the Bill of Rights through his dogged opposition to a Constitution without one. Mason may have taken a circumscribed view of the rights he advocated — limiting the right of representation to white men or restricting freedom of the press to a ban on prior restraint — but he put words on paper that could be given more expansive meanings by later generations.

Jeff Broadwater
George Mason: Forgotten Founder (2006)