Albert Rosenthal (1863–1939) after unknown artist (1754–1829)

John Lansing (1754–1829), 1888

New-York Historical Society Library, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, Gift of Albert Rosenthal

John Lansing, Jr. (1754–1829), served in the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, where he favored a revision of the Articles of Confederation rather than the adoption of a new Constitution. Out of frustration with the Convention's proceedings, he and his New York colleague Robert Yates left the Convention in July, never to return. Lansing helped lead the opposition to the Constitution in the New York Ratifying Convention in June and July 1788, where he voted against ratification.