Which of these Founding Fathers never signed the Declaration of Independence?
56 men signed the Declaration of Independence, however George Washington was not one of them. George Washington did not sign the Declaration of Independence because in July 1776 he was in New York preparing to defend Manhattan against the British. Washington took command of the Revolutionary forces in Massachusetts on July 3, 1775. He was with his troops a year later when on July 4, 1776 —the Declaration of Independence was adopted. He, therefore, did not vote for or sign the Declaration of Independence.
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