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Dr. Joseph Warren

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Born: 1741 AD
Died: 1775 AD, at 34 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Doctors, Military Officer, Physicians, Soldier

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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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