Dr. Joseph Warren
1741 - Dr. Joseph Warren, born on the 11th of June in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was an American doctor and soldier, remembered for playing a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston and for his death as a volunteer private soldier while also serving as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government.
1759 - He graduated from Harvard College at the age of 18.
1760 - 1761 - He taught in a school at Roxbury.
1764 - Studied medicine, and began to practice in Boston.
1772 - He and Adams were the two leading members of the first Boston committee of correspondence, chosen.
1772 - 1775 - His best-known orations were those delivered in Old South Church on the second and fifth anniversaries of the "Boston Massacre."
1774 - As chairman of a committee appointed for the purpose, he drafted the famous "Suffolk Resolves", which were unanimously adopted by a convention at Milton on the 9th of September.
1774 - 1775 - As a member of the first three provincial congresses, president of the third, and an active member of the committee of public safety.
1775 - He took an active part in the fighting on the 19th of April, was appointed major-general of the Massachusetts troops, next in rank to Artemas Ward, on the 14th of June.
- Died on the 17th of June in Breed's Hill, Massachusetts.
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