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John Bacon

John Bacon, American congressman, jurist.

Background

  • Bacon, John was born on April 5, 1738 in Canterbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of John and Ruth (Spaulding) Bacon.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1765.

    Career

    • Pastor Old South (Congregationalist) Church, Boston, 1771-1775. Member Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety, 1777. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1799-1780.

      Assistant judge Court of Common Pleas. of Berkshire Country (Massachusetts) 1779-1807., presiding judge, 1807-1811. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1780, 83, 84, 86, 89-91, 93, removed many discriminatory provisions from Massachusetts Constitution. Member Massachusetts Senate, 1781, 82, 94-96, 98, 1803-1806, president, 1806.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 7th Congress, 1801-1803. Presidential elector, 1804. Chief justice Massachusetts Supreme Court, 1809.

    Membership

    Member Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety, 1777. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1799-1780. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1780, 83, 84, 86, 89-91, 93, removed many discriminatory provisions from Massachusetts Constitution.

    Member Massachusetts Senate, 1781, 82, 94-96, 98, 1803-1806, president, 1806. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 7th Congress, 1801-1803.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Goldthwaite.
    • father: John Bacon
    • mother: Ruth (Spaulding) Bacon
    • spouse: Elizabeth Goldthwaite.
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    Died October 25, 1820
    (aged 82)
    Nationality