John Hancock
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John Hancock was an American Founding Father, merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term John Hancock or Hancock has become a nickname in the United States for one's signature. He also signed the Articles of Confederation, and used his influence to ensure that Massachusetts ratified the United States Constitution in 1788.

John Hancock
Portrait by John Singleton Copley, c. 1770–1772
1st and 3rd Governor of Massachusetts
In office
May 30, 1787 – October 8, 1793
LieutenantSamuel Adams
Preceded byJames Bowdoin
Succeeded bySamuel Adams
In office
October 25, 1780 – January 29, 1785
LieutenantThomas Cushing
Preceded byOffice established
(partly Thomas Gage as colonial governor)
Succeeded byJames Bowdoin
4th and 13th President of the Continental Congress
In office
November 23, 1785 – June 5, 1786
Preceded byRichard Henry Lee
Succeeded byNathaniel Gorham
In office
May 24, 1775 – October 31, 1777
Preceded byPeyton Randolph
Succeeded byHenry Laurens
1st President of Massachusetts Provincial Congress
In office
October 7, 1774 – May 2, 1775
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byJoseph Warren
Personal details
Born(1737-01-23)January 23, 1737
Braintree, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America (now Quincy)
DiedOctober 8, 1793(1793-10-08) (aged 56)
Hancock Manor, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting placeGranary Burying Ground, Boston
Spouse(s)
(m. 1775)
ChildrenLydia Henchman Hancock (1776–1777)
John George Washington Hancock (1778–1787)
RelativesQuincy political family
Alma materHarvard University
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John Hancock - Bio, Age, siblings, Wiki, Facts and Family

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John Hancock's About

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John Hancock was a rich businessman and statesman who was the first signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence. He was one of the most prominent leaders in the American Revolution, and he even donated his own money to the cause. He was orphaned at a young age and adopted by a wealthy childless relative, who eventually handed on his large business to Hancock. The young merchant met Samuel Adams, a powerful politician whose patriotism piqued his interest in politics. When the British government issued the Stamp Act, imposing a levy on the British American colonies, provoking outrage among the colonists, he got actively involved in politics. The British policies were not only anti-patriotic, but they also created various barriers to corporate transactions. His friendship with Samuel Adams helped him gain election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Later, he was elected to the Provincial Congress and served on the Safety Committee. Because of his experience and high social rank, he was chosen president of the Continental Congress, and as a result of his position, he was the first to sign the United States Declaration of Independence. His signature on the paper was huge and attractive, and he is famous for it.

John Hancock Family life

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His parents were Reverend John Hancock of Braintree and Mary Hawke Thaxter. He was married to Dorothy Quincy from 1775 until his death in 1793.

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John Hancock Before Fame

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He inherited a highly successful business from his uncle who was more like a father to him.

John Hancock Trivia

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His name is now a synonym for a signature because of his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence.

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When he was young, he became friends with John Adams , whose father baptized him.

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Facts About John Hancock

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● John Hancock was born on January 23, 1737 (age 56) in Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
● He is a celebrity politician
● He attended Harvard University (1754), Boston Latin School (1750)
● He died on October 8, 1793, Hancock Manor
● He had 2 children Lydia Henchman Hancock, John George Washington Hancock
● His spouse is Dorothy Quincy (m. 1775–1793)
● John Hancock has 7 siblings in His family: Eva J. Hancock, George Hancock, Mary Hancock, William Hancock, David Thaxter, Ebenezer Hancock, Lucy Hancock



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