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ADAMS, Samuel, (uncle of Joseph Allen; granduncle of Charles Allen; cousin of John Adams),
a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., September 27,
1722; graduated from Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., 1740; M.A., Harvard
College, Cambridge, Mass., 1743; brewer; tax collector, Boston, Mass.,
1756-1764; member of the Massachusetts general court, 1765-1774; member of the
Continental Congress, 1774-1781; signer of the Declaration of Independence;
member of the Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1779; president of
the Massachusetts state senate, 1781; member of the Massachusetts state
constitutional convention, 1788; unsuccessful candidate for election to the
First Congress in 1788; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1789-1794;
governor of Massachusetts, 1794-1797; died on October 2, 1803, in Boston,
Mass.; interment in Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Mass.
BibliographyIrvin, Benjamin H. Samuel Adams: Son of Liberty, Father
of Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.