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Continental congressman

James Lovell, American Continental congressman. member com.


Lovell, James was born on October 31, 1737 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John and Abigail Lovell.


Graduated from Harvard, 1756.


Teacher, Boston Latin School, also master North Grammar School, 1757-1775. Chosen 1st orator to commemorate Boston Massacre (which had made him staunch opponent of British measures), 1770. Arrested by British for spying after Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775, imprisoned, Halifax, Nova Scoti, 1776, exchanged and returned to Boston, 1776.

Delegate from Massachusetts to Continental Congress, 1776-1782, member commission on foreign affairs, 1777. Possibly involved in Conway Cabal (plot to remove George Washington as commander-in-chief Continental Army), 1777. Receiver of continental taxes, Boston, 1784-1788.

Collector of customs Massachusetts, 1788-1789. Naval officer for Boston, also Charleston (South Carolina.), 1789-1814.


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Married Mary Middleton, November 24, 1760, at least 2 children including James.

John Lovell

Abigail Lovell

Mary Middleton