Who were the oldest and the youngest people to sign the Declaration of Independence?
Answer: Benjamin Franklin (70) & Edward Rutledge (26)
History - The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin, 70 years old when he scrawled his name on the parchment. The youngest was Edward Rutledge, a lawyer from South Carolina who was only 26 at the time. Rutledge narrowly beat out fellow South Carolinian Thomas Lynch Jr., just four months his senior, for the title.