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John Bacon

congressman , jurist

John Bacon, American congressman, jurist.

Background

Bacon, John was born on April 5, 1738 in Canterbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of John and Ruth (Spaulding) Bacon.

Education

Graduate Princeton, 1765.

Career

Pastor Old South (Congregationalist) Church, Boston, 1771-1775. Member Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety, 1777. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1799-1780.

Assistant judge Court of Common Pleas. of Berkshire Country (Massachusetts) 1779-1807., presiding judge, 1807-1811. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1780, 83, 84, 86, 89-91, 93, removed many discriminatory provisions from Massachusetts Constitution. Member Massachusetts Senate, 1781, 82, 94-96, 98, 1803-1806, president, 1806.

Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 7th Congress, 1801-1803. Presidential elector, 1804. Chief justice Massachusetts Supreme Court, 1809.

Membership

Member Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety, 1777. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1799-1780. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1780, 83, 84, 86, 89-91, 93, removed many discriminatory provisions from Massachusetts Constitution.

Member Massachusetts Senate, 1781, 82, 94-96, 98, 1803-1806, president, 1806. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 7th Congress, 1801-1803.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Goldthwaite.

father:
John Bacon

mother:
Ruth (Spaulding) Bacon

spouse:
Elizabeth Goldthwaite.