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 James Sullivan

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James Sullivan

Birth
Berwick, York County, Maine, USA
Death 10 Dec 1808 (aged 64)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7504576 View Source
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U.S. Continental Congressman, Massachusetts Governor. He studied law, was admitted the bar and established a successful law practice in Biddeford, Massachusetts. He was the King's attorney for York County, was active in pre-Revolutionary War movements and a member of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts (1774-75). In addition, he was member of the general court (1775-76), a justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court (1776-82) and elected as a Democrat Republican to the Continental Congress, serving (1782-83). After leaving Congress, he was a member of the executive council in 1787, probate judge for Suffolk County in 1788 and served as the 2nd Massachusetts State Attorney General (1790-1807). In 1807, he was elected the 7th Governor of Massachusetts and served until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7504576/james-sullivan : accessed ), memorial page for James Sullivan (22 Apr 1744–10 Dec 1808), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7504576, citing Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .