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Bernard, Sir Francis (Francis)

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Born: 1712 AD
Died: 1779 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Administrators

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1712 - Francis Bernard was born in Brightwell, Oxfordshire, England.

1736 - He graduated from Oxford University granted him a master of arts.

1737 - He read law and was admitted to the bar.

1741 - Francis married Amelia Offley.

1758-1760 - He was appointed governor of New Jersey.

1760-1769 - He served as Governor of Massachusetts.

1769 - He was replaced by Thomas Hutchinson and recalled to England.

         - He designed of Harvard Hall at Harvard University, and the completion of a governor's mansion named Jamaica Plains.

         - He was made a baronet for his services.

         - He served the British government as a commissioner on the Board of Revenue for Ireland.

1779 - He died on the 16th of June at Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England.


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