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"Mary Long's Yesteryear: John Rutledge: The First President"
John Rutledge: The First President
The life of John Rutledge is revealed in this colorful sketch of a founding father. Rutledge was a prominent Charleston attorney who played a key role in the American Revolution and was one of the principal framers of the Constitution. As well as being the first president elected within the American colonies, Rutledge was one of the pioneers of higher education.