How many of the 55 delegates of the Constitution were lawyers?

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I want to know how many out of the 55 delegates of the Constitutional Convention were lawyers.


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By my count, of the 55 delegates, 33 had passed the bar (60%). Of the 39 delegates who actually signed the final version of the Constitution, 21 were lawyers (54%).

Those people didn’t necessarily make their living as lawyers – many were actually politicians most of their lives. Of those without legal training, many were businessmen, merchants, or farmers; 3 were physicians; some only became prominent through military service and had unclear histories before then; a few were probably independently wealthy because they seemed to have no occupation other than politician.

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