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Robert Morris
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Financier
    (January 20, 1734-May 9, 1806)
    Born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Representative from Pennsylvania in the 2nd Continental Congress (1775-77)
    Signed the Declaration of Independence (1776)
    Signed the US Constitution (September 17, 1787)
    US Senator (1789-95)
    He protested the Stamp Act by leading a mob to the home of Philadelphia's tax collector and telling him his house would be pulled down 'brick by brick' if tried to levy the tax.
    He sponsored two slave trading voyages.
    He voted against declaring independence (July 1, 1776).
    Thomas Paine accused him of war profiteering.
    After the American Revolution, he lost his fortune in land speculation and was sent to debtor's prison.
    He repeatedly loaned the Americans the money needed to keep an army in the field.
    In 1783, he contributed $800,000 to the US government -- an amount larger than the 13 states provided.
    As US Superintendent of Finances (1781-84), he instituted several reforms to reduce the government debt.
    He let presidents Washington and Adams live in his home while the capital was located in Philadelphia.
    He was one of only two people to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.

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    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 18 Votes: 11.11% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 53 Votes: 52.83% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 73 Votes: 52.05% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 86 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 42 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 40 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 38 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
 
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