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Thomas Hutchinson

Thomas Hutchinson, American colonial governor. member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1737-1738, 40-49, speaker, 1746-1748; member Government's Council of Massachusetts, 1749-1766.

Background

  • Hutchinson, Thomas was born on September 9, 1711 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Sarah (Foster) Hutchinson.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1727, Master of Arts, 1730. Doctor of Civil Law, Oxford (England) University.

    Career

    • Merchant, Boston; chosen selectman of Boston, 1737. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1737-1738, 40-49, speaker, 1746-1748. Member Government's Council of Massachusetts, 1749-1766.

      Judge of probate, justice of common pleas Suffolk County (Massachusetts), 1752. Acting governor Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1769-1771, governor, 1771-1774. Political rival of Samuel Adams.

      Author: A Letter on the Present State of the Bills of Credit, 1736. History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 3 vols., 1764-1828. Strictures upon the Declaration of the Congress. at Philadelphia, 1776.

    Works

    • Author: A Letter on the Present State of the Bills of Credit, 1736. History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 3 vols., 1764-1828. Strictures upon the Declaration of the Congress. at Philadelphia, 1776.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1737-1738, 40-49, speaker, 1746-1748. Member Government's Council of Massachusetts, 1749-1766.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Sanford, May 16, 1734. Children: Thomas, Elisha, William, Sarah, Margaret.
    • father: Thomas Hutchinson
    • mother: Sarah (Foster) Hutchinson
    • spouse: Margaret Sanford
    • children: Thomas Hutchinson
    • Elisha Hutchinson
    • William Hutchinson
    • Sarah Hutchinson
    • Margaret Hutchinson
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    Born September 9, 1711
    Died June 3, 1780
    (aged 68)
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