Daniel Carroll

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Daniel Carroll (July 22, 1730 - 1796) was a Founder of the United States who signed the Articles of Confederation and later signed the U.S. Constitution at the Constitutional Convention. He was a member of a prominent Irish Catholic family from Maryland. As a congressman he voted for locating the Nation's Capital on the Potomac, and his family donated most of the land. He also voted for Hamilton's program for the federal government to assume the state obligations arising from the American Revolution.

Daniel Carroll's cousin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signed the Declaration of Independence.

Early Life

He was born in Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges county, on July 22, 1730.[1]


Carroll was a delegate in the Continental Congress from 1780-1784, and was also a delegate in the Constitutional Convention that framed the Federal Constitution. He was elected as a Federalist to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791) and took an active part in fixing seat of government. In 1791, President Washington appointed him as one of the commissioners to locate the District of Columbia and the Federal city.


He died in Washington, D. C, in 1796.


  1. United States Congressional Serial Set