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Hancock, John 1737- Statesman; born in Quincy, Mass., Jan. 12, 1737; graduated at Harvard in 1754; and, becoming a merchant with his uncle, inherited that gentleman's large fortune and extensive business. He was one of the most active of the Massachusetts Sons of liberty (q. v.), and, with Samuel Adams, was outlawed by Gage in June, 1775. Hancock was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1766, and was chosen president of the Provincial Congress in October, 1774. He was a delegate to th
l of the Massachusetts militia, and took part in Sullivan's campaign in Rhode Island in August following.
He was a member of the Massachusetts State convention in 1780, and governor of the State from 1780 to 1785, and from 1787 till his death in Quincy, Oct. 8, 1793.
He was president of the State convention that adopted the national Constitution.
Hancock's residence was in a fine stone mansion on Beacon street, fronting the Common.
It was built by his uncle, Thomas Hancock.
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