Founding Fathers

Edmund Randolph

Edmund Randolph Founding Father

Edmund Randolph is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a U.S. Attorney and Secretary of State. He became the youngest member of the constitution to write Virginia's state constitution. When the Revolution broke out, father and son followed different paths. John Randolph, a Loyalist, followed the royal governor Lord Dunmore, to England, in 1775. Edmund then lived with his uncle Peyton Randolph, a prominent figure in Virginia politics. After returning to Virginia after hearing about the death of his uncle, Edmund Randolph was elected to the Virginia Convention of 1776.

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This is Edmund's house in Williamsburg Virgina.

Life and Death of Edumd Randolph

On August 10, 1753, Edmund Randolph was born in Williamsburg Virginia and died in 1813 at age 60 and suffering from paralysis, Randolph died while visiting Nathaniel Burwell at Carter Hall. His body is buried in the graveyard of the nearby chapel.