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George Mason

December 11, 1725 - October 07, 1792
"The people will be represented; they ought therefore to choose the representatives. The requisites in actual representation are that the representatives should sympathize with their constituents; should think as they think, and feel as they feel; and that for these purposes should even be residents among them."source: Ibid., p. 63.election, qualifications of representatives, connection to people

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