• Born date: 1737-09-21
  • Born in: Pennsylvania
  • Death date: 1791-05-09
  • Death in: Pennsylvania
Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson (September 21, 1737 – May 9, 1791), an American author, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. He later served as a federal judge in Pennsylvania. He played a key role in the design of the first American flag.