LOVELL, James, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., October 31, 1737;
attended the public schools; was graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1752 and from Harvard
College in 1756; completed a postgraduate course at the latter institution in 1759; taught in the Boston
Latin School 1757-1775 and was also master of the North Grammar (now the Eliot) School;
imprisoned by General Howe during the Revolutionary War and conveyed to Halifax in 1775;
Member of the Continental Congress 1777-1782; receiver of continental taxes 1784-1788; collector
of customs at Boston, Mass., in 1788 and 1789; appointed naval officer of the port of Boston and
Charlestown and served from August 3, 1789, until his death in Windham, Maine, July 14, 1814.
BibliographyJones, Helen F. James Lovell in the Continental
Congress 1777-1782. Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1968.