LOWELL, John, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Newburyport, Mass., June 17, 1743; was
graduated from Harvard College in 1760; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1762 and
commenced practice in Newburyport, Mass.; an officer in the militia in 1776; moved to Boston,
Mass., in 1777; member of the State house of representatives 1778 and 1780-1782; delegate to the
State constitutional convention in 1780; Member of the Continental Congress in 1782; served in the
State senate in 1784 and 1785; commissioner on the New York and Massachusetts boundary line in
1784; judge of the court of appeals 1784-1789, of the United States district court 1789-1801, and of
the United States Circuit Court for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut in 1801 and 1802;
died in Roxbury, Mass., May 6, 1802.
BibliographyDeane, Charles. Judge Lowell and the
Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. Boston: Press of J. Wilson and Sons, 1874.