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.