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Artemas Ward

Artemas Ward, American army officer, congressman.


  • Ward, Artemas was born on November 26, 1727 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Nahum and Martha (How) Ward.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1748.


    • General Court from Shrewsbury for many years. Major general, 2d-in-command Continental Army by Continental Congress, 1775, resigned commn.


    Member Massachusetts General Court from Shrewsbury for many years. Member convs. held in Worchester County to champion colonial rights. Member 1st and 2d Massachusetts provincial congresses.

    Member Massachusetts Executive Council, 1777-1780, Continental Congress, 1780-1781. Member Massachusetts Legislature, 1782-1787. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 1st-2d congresses, 1791-1795.


    • father: Nahum Ward
    • mother: Martha (How) Ward
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    Died October 28, 1800
    (aged 72)