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