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Thomas Hutchinson

colonial governor

Thomas Hutchinson, American colonial governor. member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1737-1738, 40-49, speaker, 1746-1748; member Government's Council of Massachusetts, 1749-1766.

Background

Hutchinson, Thomas was born on September 9, 1711 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Sarah (Foster) Hutchinson.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1727, Master of Arts, 1730. Doctor of Civil Law, Oxford (England) University.

Career

Merchant, Boston; chosen selectman of Boston, 1737. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1737-1738, 40-49, speaker, 1746-1748. Member Government's Council of Massachusetts, 1749-1766.

Judge of probate, justice of common pleas Suffolk County (Massachusetts), 1752. Acting governor Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1769-1771, governor, 1771-1774. Political rival of Samuel Adams.

Author: A Letter on the Present State of the Bills of Credit, 1736. History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 3 vols., 1764-1828. Strictures upon the Declaration of the Congress. at Philadelphia, 1776.

Works

  • Author: A Letter on the Present State of the Bills of Credit, 1736. History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 3 vols., 1764-1828. Strictures upon the Declaration of the Congress. at Philadelphia, 1776.

Membership

Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1737-1738, 40-49, speaker, 1746-1748. Member Government's Council of Massachusetts, 1749-1766.

Connections

Married Margaret Sanford, May 16, 1734. Children: Thomas, Elisha, William, Sarah, Margaret.

father:
Thomas Hutchinson

mother:
Sarah (Foster) Hutchinson

spouse:
Margaret Sanford

children:
Thomas Hutchinson

Elisha Hutchinson

William Hutchinson

Sarah Hutchinson

Margaret Hutchinson