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Bowdoin, James

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Born: 1726 AD
Died: 1790 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Political Leader, Politician

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1726 - Born on August 7th in Boston, Massachusetts. American political leader.

1745 - Bowdoin graduated from Harvard University.

1755 - He was a political leader in Massachusetts during the era of the American Revolution.

1756 - Bowdoin was a member of the Massachusetts general court and became councilor.

1759 - He published a poetical paraphrase of Dodsley's "Economy of Human Life" and an address delivered before the American academy, when he became its president.

1769 - Elected by the Bostonians to the assembly.

1775 - He was chosen president of the Massachusetts council.

1779 - A merchant by profession, he was president of the constitutional convention of Massachusetts.

         - He was made a fellow of Harvard College, to which he left £400.

1780 - He was the founder and first president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1785 - He was elected as the Governor of Massachusetts.

1788 - He was a member of the convention that adopted the federal constitution.

1790 - Died on November 6th in Boston.

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