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Gore, Christopher

Born: 1758 AD
Died: 1827 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Diplomat, Lawyers, Political Leader


1758 - Born on the 21st of September in Boston, Massachesetts as the tenth of thirteen children of Frances and John Gore.

1776 - Graduated from Harvard College.
         - Served in the Continental Army as a clerk with the artillery regiment of his brother-in-law Thomas Craft.

         - Studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced paractice in Boston.

         - Apprenticed himself for 100 pounds to John Lowell.

         - He was admitted as an attorney to the Bar of Suffolk Country and opened his office on State Street in Boston.

1785 - Married Rebecca Amory Payne, daughter of a wealthy merchant and maritime insurer.

1788 - Member of the State Constitutional Convention.

1788-1789 - Member of the State House of Representatives.

1789-1796 - United States attorney for the district of Massachusetts.

1796-1803 - Commissioner to England.

1803-1804 - Charge d’Affaires at London.

1806-1807 - Member of the State Senate.

1808 - Member of the State House of Representatives.

1809 - Governor of Massachusetts.

1810-1815 - Overseer of Harvard University.

1812 - From this year to 1820, he was a Fellow of the Harvard University.

1813-1816 - Appointed and subsequently elected to the United States Senate as a Federalist to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Lloyd and served from May 5, 1813, until May 30, 1816, when he resigned.

1827 - Died in Waltham Massachussets on the 1st of March this year.
interment in Granary


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