56 men signed the Declaration of Independence.
What sort of men were these?
24 were judges and lawyers.
9 were farmers and plantation owners.
11 were merchants.
The remaining 12?
They were doctors, ministers, and politicians.
Personal note: “Politicians” were in the minority … Commonly, they are listed as the last “group.”
One, as you’ll discover, served in Congress without pay.
They were all educated … “men of means” … and, all knew that signing this document put their lives … their property … their “means” … in jeopardy …
These 56 men were willing to sacrifice everything … to insure our freedom.
Please hear the story of Thomas Nelson, Jr.
The Governor of Virginia.
He signed it.
Then, lived it.
I’m not sure when we started calling certain citizens, like politicians and judges, “honorable,” or adding “The Honorable” to their titles, but … please hear the story of Virginia Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr …
The Honorable Thomas Nelson, Jr.
At the end is a full list of all 56 signers.
Produced by “Clear Glass Productions.”
“I am thankful to have this time … not to look at what we’ve become … but, to look back at what we were …”
Richard. Vincent. Rose.