Edmund Pendleton (1721-1803), Founding Father, Virginia jurist. Randolph helped lead Virginia support for the American Revolution as a delegate to First and Second Continental Congress; he was president of committee of safety and the state convention (1775-1776). He authored Virginia's resolutions for independence that were incorporated into the Declaration of Independence. As president of Virginia ratification convention (1788), he supported federal Constitution. He was the first chief justice of Virginia supreme court of appeals (1779-1803).
- Edmund Pendleton. The Letters and Papers of Edmund Pendleton, 1734-1803, edited by David John Mays (2 vol 1967).
- Mays, David John. Edmund Pendleton (1952), the standard biography