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  Otis, Harrison Gray
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NameHarrison Gray Otis
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, Massachusetts , United States
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Born October 08, 1765
DiedOctober 28, 1848 (83 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Jul 18, 2006 10:41am
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InfoOTIS, Harrison Gray, (son of Samuel Allyne Otis), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., on October 8, 1765; graduated from Harvard University in 1783; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1786 and commenced practice in Boston; elected to the Massachusetts general court in 1794 and 1795; appointed by President George Washington district attorney for the district of Massachusetts in 1796; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1801); was not a candidate for renomination in 1800; appointed United States district attorney for Massachusetts by President John Adams 1801-1802; member and speaker of the State house of representatives 1802-1805; member, State senate 1805-1813, 1814-1817, and was its president 1805-1806, 1808-1811; overseer of Harvard University 1810-1823; delegate to the Hartford convention in 1814; judge of the court of common pleas 1814-1818; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1817, to May 30, 1822, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Boston in 1822 and for governor of Massachusetts in 1823; fellow of Harvard University 1823-1825; mayor of Boston 1829-1832; retired from public life; died in Boston, Mass., October 28, 1848; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

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Father Samuel Allyne Otis 1740-1814
Grandfather James Otis, Sr. 1702-1778
Uncle James Otis 1725-1783

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  04/07/1823 MA Governor Lost 46.18% (-6.48%)
  11/03/1816 MA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  11/07/1796 MA - 1st Middle Won 55.47% (+13.60%)
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