Why is a signature called a ‘John Hancock’?
Why do we call someone’s signature a "John Hancock," as in “Put your John Hancock right on this line”? John Hancock, a wealthy merchant and avid supporter of American independence from England, was president of the Continental Congress, which issued ...
Why July 2 is really America’s independence day
So why do we celebrate July 4th as Independence Day ... produced a clean copy. John Hancock, who was the president of the Continental Congress, signed first, right in the middle of the area for signatures. The last delegate to sign, according to the ...
Ignorance on the Cover of 'Rolling Stone'
"Rolling Stone," the legendary Jann Wenner creation that described ... the rendering of the nation’s most important founding document is a lone signature belonging to John Hancock. Over the course of his life, Hancock was many things, including governor ...
The Great American Signature Fades Away
The distinct signatures of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and others are part of ... people's existing mental models," he says, "which is why we try to improve, not reinvent, the signature. For example, our online notary product contains ...
The ‘Ol John Hancock in the Digital Age: A New Webinar from Spend Matters
Join the Spend Matters team at 11 a.m. CDT today to learn just why electronic signatures are so important in our technological age.