Houston, William

Houston, William - Politician: Houston served in the Continental Congress in 1784, was as an agent of Georgia in settling the boundary disputes with South Carolina in 1785., and was a trustee for the state college. At the 1787 Convention in Philadelphia, Houstoun represented Georgia, but refused to sign the Constitution that resulted from the debates. He was an active delegate to the Constitutional Convention. One of his campaigns, with the support of Gouvernerr Morris and Roger Sherman , was to oppose the proposal that Presidents be forbidden from running for re-election.