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George Cabot

George Cabot, senator, businessman. Member Massachusetts Provincial Congress, 1776; member Massachusetts Convention which adopted United States Constitution, 1788; member United States Senate from Massachusetts, June 1791-May 1796, framed Act of 1792 granting bounties for codfishing.

Background

  • Cabot, George was born on December 3, 1751 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Higginson) Cabot.

  • Education

    • Educated Harvard.

    Career

    • Member Massachusetts Provincial Congress, 1776. Director Massachusetts Bank, 1784. Member Massachusetts Convention which adopted United States Constitution, 1788.

      Promoter Essex Bridge and Beverly Cotton Manufactory, 1788. Member United States Senate from Massachusetts, June 1791-May 1796, framed Act of 1792 granting bounties for codfishing. President Boston branch United States Bank, 1803.

      Director Suffolk Insurance Company. President Boston Marine Insurance Company, circa 1809.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts Provincial Congress, 1776. Member Massachusetts Convention which adopted United States Constitution, 1788. Member United States Senate from Massachusetts, June 1791-May 1796, framed Act of 1792 granting bounties for codfishing.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Higginson, 1774.
    • father: Joseph Cabot
    • mother: Elizabeth (Higginson) Cabot
    • spouse: Elizabeth Higginson
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    Born December 3, 1751
    Died April 18, 1823
    (aged 71)
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