Key Figures in the Ratification of the Constitution: Melancton Smith
State: New York
Age at Ratifying Convention: 44
Nom de Plume: possibly Brutus
Vote at Ratifying Convention: Yea
Date of Birth: May 7, 1744
Date of Death: July 29, 1798
Prior Political Experience: Delegate to the New York Provincial Congress, 1775; Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1785-1787.
Other Political Activities: New York State Assembly, 1791.