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Bartlett, Josiah

Born: 1729 AD
Died: 1795 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Physicians, Politician

1729 – Josiah Bartlett was born 21st of November in Amesbury, Massachusetts.


1745 – Began the study of medicine, working in the office of Dr. Ordway of Amesbury.


1765 – Bartlett was elected to the colonial assembly.


1767 – Became the colonel of his county’s militia and Governor John Wentworth appointed him justice of the peace.


1754 – Married Mary Bartlett of Newton, New Hampshire.


1774 – Joined the Assembly’s Committee of Correspondence.


1775 – Bartlett was selected as delegates to the Continental Congress.


1777 – He declined a return to the congress, citing fatigue due to earlier efforts.


1776 – Signer of Declaration of Independence as delegate from New Hampshire.


1778-1779 – New Hampshire delegate to Continental Congress.


1782 – Appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court in spite of not being a lawyer.


1788 – Bartlett was made the Chief Justice of the state’s supreme court.


1790-1792 – He was appointed as President of New Hampshire.


1793-1794 – Served as 1st Governor of New Hampshire.


1795 – Retired to his home in Kingston, and died there on 19th of May.