Charles Pinckney

Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney(his cousin), John Rutledge and Pierce Butler represented South Carolina at the Constitutional Convention Meeting in Philadelphia in 1787.

The purpose of the meeting was to address weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation. This led to the development of our Constitution.

Pinckney contributed significantly to wording in the Constitution. He is credited with authoring the following phrase, "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States" which appears in Article VI.