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Key Figures in the Ratification of the Constitution: Melancton Smith

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State: New York

Age at Ratifying Convention: 44

Affiliation: Antifederalist

Nom de Plume: possibly Brutus

Vote at Ratifying Convention: Yea

Date of Birth: May 7, 1744

Date of Death: July 29, 1798

Schooling: Home-Educated

Occupation: Merchant

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.