Aug. 8, 1763 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
Apr. 4, 1844 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
Architect. He was the first native-born professional architect in the United States. Important commissions include the Connecticut State House in Hartford (1793 to 1796), the Massachusetts State House in Boston (1795 to 1797), Saint Stephen's Church in Boston (1802 to 1804), and the Maine State House in Augusta (1829 to 1832). In 1818, he was appointed by President James Monroe as official architect of the United States Capitol, a position he held until 1829. Bulfinch was first buried in King's Chapel Burial Ground in Boston. His tomb was later moved to Mount Auburn Cemetery.