John Hancock DOI


John Hancock was born in Braintree Massachusetts on 23 January 1737 and died at age 56 on 8 October 1793. He was orphaned in 1744 and raised by his Aunt and uncle. He was a Congregationalist. He was a student of Harvard College and graduated in 1754 and went to work for his Uncle, a merchant. From 1760 to1761 he resided in London England John inherited his Uncle’s business upon his death in 1764 having been made a full partner in 1763. He became a member of the Masonic Lodge of St. Andrew in October of 1762. In March of 1765, he was elected as one of Boston’s five selectmen. He became the 4th President of the Continental Congress and served from 24 may 1775 to 31 October 1777. On 1 August 1775, John married Dorothy Quincy. John was elected the 1st and 3rd Governor of Massachusetts and served from 25 October 1780 to 29 January 1785 and again from 30 May 1787 to 8 October 1793. John Hancock was a Freemason, became a Mason in Merchants Lodge No. 277 in Quebec, affiliated with Saint Andrew’s Lodge in Boston, 1762

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