Physician; born in Cambridge, Mass.
, June 10, 1753; died in Boston
, Feb. 6, 1825; was graduated at Harvard in 1772, and studied medicine under Dr. Joseph Warren
As a surgeon he served throughout the Revolutionary War
, and was a member of the Massachusetts legislature from 1788 to 1794.
He was in the governor's council two years, and was in Congress from 1800 to 1805, and from 1820 to 1823. Secretary of War
from 1809 until 1812, he then resigned, for there was much fault found with his administration.
In 1815 he was sent as minister to Holland
, and was governor of Massachusetts
in 1824, dying while in office, Feb. 6, 1825.