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Richard Dana

Richard Dana, American jurist, patriot. member Boston Sons of Liberty.


  • Dana, Richard was born on June 26, 1700 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Daniel and Naomi (Croswell) Dana.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1718.


    • Admitted to Massachusetts bar. Prominent member Boston bar. Practiced in Marblehead and Charlestown, Massachusetts, also Boston.

      Prominent figure in colonial cause in years preceding American Revolution. Served with the Adamses, Otis, Quincy, Hancock and Warren in preparing addresses to patriots and petitions to the King and Parliament. Member Boston Sons of Liberty.


    Member Boston Sons of Liberty.


    • Married Lydia Trowbridge, May 31, 1737, 4 children including Francis.
    • father: Daniel Dana
    • mother: Naomi (Croswell) Dana
    • spouse: Lydia Trowbridge
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    Died March 17, 1772
    (aged 71)