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Francis Dana

  • Birth 13 Jun 1743 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 25 Apr 1811 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 7500323

U.S. Continental Congressman. He graduated from Harvard College in 1762, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1767. Being an opponent of the British colonial policy, he was a leader of the Sons of Liberty and was elected to Massachusetts’s Provincial Congress in 1774. He spent two years in England, endeavoring to adjust differences between Great Britain and the American Colonies, was a Massachusetts State councilor (1776-80), a member of the US Continental Congress, (1777-78) and was one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation in 1778. In 1784, he was again elected a member of the US Continental Congress and was a judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, (1785-91). He also was member of the Massachusetts State convention which adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788 and a founder of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7500323
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Dana (13 Jun 1743–25 Apr 1811), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7500323, citing Old Burying Ground, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .