Charles Carroll of Carrollton

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton
State Maryland
Religion Catholic
Founding Documents Declaration of Independence

Charles Carroll (of Carrollton) (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832) was a delegate and Senator for the state of Maryland.[1] A delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776, 1777, and 1778, he also signed the Declaration of Independence; at the time of his death in 1832, he was the last surviving signer of that document.[2] He was also the only Catholic signer of that document. His estate, Homewood, is on the grounds of Johns Hopkins University.


  • "Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime & pure, which denounces against the wicked eternal misery, & insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."[3]
  • "Why keep alive the question of slavery? It is admitted by all to be a great evil." [4]
  • "I am now the last surviving signer."[5]