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James Wilson

Wilson, James (1742–98), Scottish-born signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. He believed in a strong national government whose authority was rooted in the will of the people. Wilson served in the Congress of the Confederation (1783, 1785, 1786) and was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1789.

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