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William C. Houston

A Framer of the Constitution from New Jersey, William C. Houston studied at the College of New Jersey, where he later taught.

He served in the military during the Revolutionary War and represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress.

Houston also served as a collector of continental taxes in New Jersey, not a rewarding job during the time the Articles of Confederation were in effect.

He left the convention early due to illness and did not sign the Constitution.

Students of the Constitution should be careful not to confuse William C. Houston of New Jersey with William Houston of Georgia, who also did not sign the document.