George Mason

Politician

Birthday December 11, 1725

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Virginia

DEATH DATE Oct 7, 1792 (66)

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About

American Anti-Federalist politician and Founding Father who represented Virginia at the U.S. Constitutional Convention and played a key role in formulating the United States Bill of Rights.

Before Fame

He practiced law and became a justice of the Fairfax County Court before being elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1759.

Trivia

Although he was a slave owner, he was in favor of ending the slave trade in the United States (although not necessarily slavery as a practice).

Family Life

He was married to Ann Eilbeck from 1750 until her death in 1773; the couple had twelve children together. He later married Sarah Brent.

Associated With

He collaborated with future United States President James Madison on the formulation of the Bill of Rights.