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Josiah Quincy

Josiah Quincy, American congressman, college president. member Massachusetts Senate, 1804-1805, 13-20; member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 9th-12th congresses, 1805-1813, minority leader, opposed Embargo and non-intercourse system; member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1821-1822, speaker, 1822.

Background

  • Quincy, Josiah was born on February 4, 1772 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Josiah, Junior and Abigail (Phillips) Quincy.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1790. Master of Arts, Princeton, 1796.

    Career

    • Admitted to Boston bar, 1793. Member Massachusetts Senate, 1804-1805, 13-20. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 9th-12th congresses, 1805-1813, minority leader, opposed Embargo and non-intercourse system.

      Opposed admission of Louisiana to Union, 1811. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1821-1822, speaker, 1822. Judge Boston Municipal Court, 1822.

      Mayor Boston, 1823-1829, during his administration Faneuil Hall Market was built, water and sewer systems introduced, fire department reorganized. President Harvard, 1829-1845. Author: The History of Harvard University, 1840.

      A Municipal History of the Town and City of Boston, 1852.

    Works

    • Author: The History of Harvard University, 1840. A Municipal History of the Town and City of Boston, 1852.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts Senate, 1804-1805, 13-20. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 9th-12th congresses, 1805-1813, minority leader, opposed Embargo and non-intercourse system. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1821-1822, speaker, 1822.

    Connections

    • Married Eliza Susan Morton, June 6, 1797, 5 children.
    • father: Josiah Quincy
    • mother: Abigail (Phillips) Quincy
    • spouse: Eliza Susan Morton
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    Born February 4, 1772
    Died July 1, 1864
    (aged 92)
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