Government offices held by John Hancock


John Hancock held the following public offices:

1765: Boston Town counsel selectman.

1765: Massachusetts representative to the Stamp Act Congress.

1766-1772: Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

1772-1774: Member of the Massachusetts General Court.

1773: Treasurer of Harvard College.

1774: President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress

1775-1778: Member of the Second Continental Congress. President from May 1775 to October 1777 andfirst signer of the Declaration of Independence.

1776: Firs Major General of the Massachusetts Militia.

1780: Member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention. Ratified the Massachusetts Constitution.

1780-1785: Governor of the State of Massachusetts.

1787-1793: Governor of the State of Massachusetts.

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