Key Figures in the Ratification of the Constitution: Abraham Yates
Age at Ratifying Convention: 61
Nom de Plume: possibly Brutus
Date of Birth: August 1724
Date of Death: June 30, 1796
Political Experience: Chairman of Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1774-1776; New York Provincial Congress, 1775-1777; New York State Senate, 1778-1790.
Other Political Activities: Member of Continental Congress, 1787, 1788; Mayor of Albany, New York, 1790-1796.