Member 1st, 2d Continental congresses, 1774-1776.
A prominent merchant, Boston. Member Massachusetts General Court, 1761-1774, speaker, 1766-1774. Member Boston Committee Correspondence, 1773.
Member Mass Committee of Safety, also Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, 1774. Member 1st, 2d Continental congresses, 1774-1776. Commissary general Massachusetts, 1775.
President New Haven Price Hartford Convention, 1780. A founder American Academy Arts and Sciences, 1780. Lieutenant governor Massachusetts, 1780-1788.
Born March 24, 1725