PARTRIDGE, George, (1740 - 1828)

PARTRIDGE, George, a Delegate and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Duxbury, Mass., February 8, 1740; was graduated from Harvard College in 1762; taught school in Kingston, Mass.; studied theology; delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1774 and 1775; member of the state house of representatives 1775-1779; sheriff of Plymouth County 1777-1812; Member of the Continental Congress 1779-1785; member of the state house of representatives in 1788; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First Congress and served from March 4, 1789, to August 14, 1790, when he resigned; endowed Partridge Seminary in Duxbury; died in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Mass., on July 7, 1828; interment in Mayflower Cemetery.