Carroll, Daniel

Carroll, Daniel (1730-1796) Signer of the Constitution: Daniel Carroll was born on July 22, 1730, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Educated in Flanders, he returned to Maryland in 1748. In 1751, he married Eleanor W. Carroll. She was the heiress to the fortune of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Daniel Carroll attended the Continental Congress from 1781 to 1783, and was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Articles of Confederation. At the 1787 Philadelphia Convention, Carroll was an active debator, and was one of the signers of the Constitution at the end of the conference. Elected in Congress in 1789, he served until 1791, when he was appointed Commissioner of the District of Columbia. In that capacity, he was responsible for establishing the plans for the district, and remained in that position until 1795. He died his home, Forest Glen, in Rock Creek, Maryland, on May 7, 1796.