Reply To: Suggested Biographies


I provide reading suggestions and biographical vignettes of every man on the list with the exception of Jay in my “Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers.” I also cover Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Francis Marion, George Clinton, Elbridge Gerry, Nathanial Macon (underrated), John Marshall (overrated), Roger Sherman (underrated), and John Taylor of Caroline (most consistent Jeffersonian). I also touch on several members of the founding generation in my “Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution.,” though not in great detail.

Everyone should read M.E. Bradford’s “Founding Fathers” and “A Better Guide Than Reason.”

Clyde Wilson also has a great essay on Taylor as well as forgotten founder James Jackson in our forthcoming “Forgotten Conservatives in American History.”