Edmund Jennings Randolph, a member of the influential Randolph family of Virginia, was born on August 10, 1753. He served as governor of Virginia, United States Secretary of State and as its first Attorney General. He is well remembered for the "Virginia Plan," also known as the "Randolph Plan," for dividing powers between large and small states, which he sponsored during the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
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