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.