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John Hancock
Hancock
Portrait of John Hancock at his desk, circa 1765

Full Name

John Hanock

Born

January 23, 1737, Braintree, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonies

Died

September 11, 1816, Boston, Massachusetts Bay, URAS

Member of the Continental Assembly from Massachusetts Bay

1775-1777

Count of Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay, URAS

1805-1816

Party

Fraternity of Freedom, Crown Party

Spouse

Dorothy Quincy

Children

2

Parents

John Hancock, Mary Hawke Thaxter

John Hancock (January 23, 1737 - September 11, 1816) was an American politician, writer, statesman, merchant, and noble, along with being a childhood friend of John Adams. He was the first Count of Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay, from the title's creation upon the rise of the Union of Royal American States, to his death.

Throughout his political career, Hancock was involved in numerous historical events, though he was usually not at the center of them. These events ranged from the signing of the Declaration of Autonomy to being the man who declared martial law and ended the Great Boston Christmas Riot of 1809.