Elbridge Gerry - Elbridge Gerry was an important member of the Second Continental Congress, later serving as governor of Massachusetts and Vice President under James Madison from 1813-1814. He died while in office. Alexander Hamilton - Alexander Hamilton was an influential political figure from New York, who served as the first Secretary of Treasury under George Washington. His ambitious fiscal plan and strong value on centralized government characterized the Federalist philosophy. After successfully blocking Aaron Burr's candidacy for governor of New York State, Hamilton was challenged to a duel, which he accepted, only to be shot and killed on a plain at Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, 1804. John Hancock - John Hancock was the president of the First and Second Continental Congresses, and the chief signer of the Declaration of Independence. He later served
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