BOSS, John Linscom, Jr., (1780 - 1819)


BOSS, John Linscom, Jr., a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Charleston, S.C., September 7, 1780; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newport, R.I.; held many important local offices; member of the State house of representatives from 1806 to 1815; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); died in Newport, R.I., August 1, 1819; interment in the Common Burial Ground.