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Warren, James

Born: 1726 AD
Died: 1808 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1726 – Born on September 28th and raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts. President of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts.

1745 – James Warren graduated from Harvard.

1754 – He married Mercy Otis Warren, the sister of Patriot leader James Otis.

1757 – He succeeded his father as Plymouth County sheriff.

1765 – Warren became involved in state politics during the Stamp Act crisis.

         – He began a 12-year term in Massachusetts General Court the following year.

         – An outspoken opponent of British rule, Warren became an active Patriot and associated with John and Abigail Adams and Samuel Adams.

         – After Joseph Warren’s death at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Warren succeeded him as president of the Provisional Congress; he also served during the war first as Paymaster General, where he worked with George Washington in Cambridge, then as a member of the Continental Navy Board.

1808 – Died on November 28th in Plymouth, Massachusetts.