John Blair, Jr. was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention. He served on the committee that drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Constitution. He as appointed a state judge in 1777. Blair was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, but he never made a speech. President George Washington appointed Blair one of the original justices of the Supreme Court. He served during a period when the Court handed down few important decisions. Blair left no mark -- for good or for ill -- on the nation's jurisprudence.