This delegate signed the Constitution on behalf of South Carolina a. Pierce Butler   b. William Blount   c. Benjamin Franklin   d. John Blair

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The answer to this question is A) Pierce Butler. William Blount was a delegate from North Carolina, Benjamin Franklin was from Pennsylvania, and John Blair was from Virginia. Butler was actually born in Ireland, came to Boston as a British officer, and married into the South Carolina gentry. He took the side of South Carolina Whigs in the Revolution, and after spending much of the 1780s in and out of politics, he was elected to serve along with Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and John Rutledge as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was one of the biggest advocates for a strong central government at the Convention, as well as a supporter of the slaveowning aristocracy in South Carolina and Georgia.