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The 50 Hottest Founding Fathers 

Carly Kiel
Updated June 14, 2019 36.4k votes 3.1k voters 71.4k views 50 items

List Rules Vote up the US Founding Fathers who are most attractive based on physical appearance only - not whether or not they became President or if you have ever even heard of them.

Hey, ladies and gentlemen. Are you poking around the Internet looking for some foxy new faces to ogle? Well, here is a list of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, ranked by hotness. Unlike many of the US Presidents, every single guy on this list was dead by the time photography rolled around. Do you know what that means? You guessed it: Every image on this list is based on an oil painting. Which Founding Father looked most physically attractive when immortalized on canvas (or, eventually, some form of currency)?

This isn't a list of all U.S. founding fathers - just the sexy ones. What even is a Founding Father, anyway? Well, the hot dudes on this list signed either one or two or all of these documents: the Declaration of Independence (1776 duh), the Articles of Confederation (1777), and/or the freaking Constitution (1787). There are 50 of those fellows pictured below. If you ask an official American historian's opinion, he might say that there are seven main Founding Fathers. They are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. Don't worry; they are all listed here, too, and you vote on one of them as Hot or Not as you please. But if you are like, "Well, I don't see Nathaniel Scudder on this list," I hate to tell you, but he was not even close to one of the Top 50. But the rest of your ATFFFs (All-Time Favorite Founding Fathers) are here, including caddish Thomas Heyward, ladies' man Francis Lightfoot Lee, and heartbreaker Elbridge Gerry.

What do you think the American Founding Fathers were like IRL? A lot were lawyers, some were speculators (what), and many owned and managed slaves (yikes!). But the real question is whether they were too busy being revolutionaries and sticking it to King George to really give their wives the time of day. (Only four of the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention remained lifelong bachelors, btw). After all, what good is a strong jawline and shapely calves built for breeches if you are never even at home? What are we even talking about anymore? Enjoy this gallery of hot guys from the 1770s and 1780s, and vote up the ones who give you the tingles.
Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 50 Hottest Founding Fathers
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Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker and economist. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of George Washington's administration. He took the lead in the Federal government's funding of the states' debts, as well as establishing a national bank, a system of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 47 (1757-1804)

Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Profession: Politician, Author, Economist, Financier, Lawyer

Height: 5'6"

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Benjamin Harrison V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 50 Hottest Founding Fathers
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Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791), of Charles City County, Virginia, was an American planter and merchant, a revolutionary leader, and a Founding Father of the United States. He received his higher education at the College of William and Mary and was a representative to the Virginia House of Burgesses for Surry County, Virginia (1756–1758, 1785–1786) and Charles City County (1766–1776, 1787–1790). He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence during the Second Continental Congress. He served as Virginia's fifth governor from 1781 to 1784. His direct descendants include two presidents: his son ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 65 (1726-1791)

Birthplace: Charles City County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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Arthur Middleton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 50 Hottest Founding Fathers
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Arthur Middleton (June 26, 1742 – January 1, 1787), of Charleston, South Carolina, was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. His parents were Henry Middleton and Mary Baker Williams, both of English descent. He was educated in Britain, at Harrow School, Westminster School, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He studied law at the Middle Temple and traveled extensively in Europe where his taste in literature, music, and art was developed and refined. In 1764, Arthur and his bride Mary Izard settled at Middleton Place. Keenly interested in Carolina, Middleton was a more radical thinker than his father, Henry Middleton. He was a leader of the American Party in Carolina and one ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 45 (1742-1787)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

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John Hancock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 50 Hottest Founding Fathers
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John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" has become a synonym in the United States for one's signature.Before the American Revolution, Hancock was one of the wealthiest men in the Thirteen Colonies, having inherited a profitable mercantile business from his uncle. He began his political career in Boston ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 56 (1737-1793)

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Braintree, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, + more

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