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Nathan Dane

Nathan Dane, American lawyer, Continental congressman.

Background

  • Dane, Nathan was born on December 29, 1752 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Daniel and Abigail (Burnham) Dane.

  • Education

    • Educated Harvard, 1774-1778.

    Career

    • Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1782. Representative to Massachusetts General Court, 1782-1785. Delegate Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1785-1787.

      Co-drafter administration ordinance N.W. Territory, 1787. Judge Massachusetts Court Common Pleas for Essex County, 1793. Appointed commissioner to revise laws of Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1795.

      Presidential elector, 1812. Established Dane Professorship of Law, founder Dane Hall, Harvard. A founder Massachusetts Temperance Society (1st established society of its kind).

      Author: General Abridgement and Digest of American Law, 8 vols., 1825, final volunteer published, 1829.

    Works

    • Author: General Abridgement and Digest of American Law, 8 vols., 1825, final volunteer published, 1829.

    Connections

    • Married Mistress.
    • father: Daniel Dane
    • mother: Abigail (Burnham) Dane
    • spouse: Mistress
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    Born December 29, 1752
    Died February 15, 1835
    (aged 82)
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