See also:American politician, was
See also:born at
See also:Roxbury, Massachusetts, on the 11th of
See also:June 1741 . He graduated from Harvard
See also:College in 1759, taught in a school at Roxbury in 176o—1761, studied
See also:medicine, and began to practise in Boston in 1764 . The
See also:Act agitation aroused his
See also:interest in public questions . He soon became associated with
See also:John Adams and Josiah Quincy, Jr., as a
See also:leader of the popular party, and contributed articles and letters to the Boston
See also:Gazette over the signature " True Patriot." The efforts of Samuel Adams to secure the
See also:appointment of committees of
See also:correspondence met with his hearty support, and he and Adams were the two leading members of the first Boston
See also:committee of correspondence, chosen in 1772 . As chairman of a committee appointed for the purpose, he drafted the famous "
See also:Suffolk Resolves," which were unanimously adopted by a
See also:convention at Milton (q.v.) on the 9th of
See also:September 1774 . These " resolves " urged.forcible opposition to
See also:Great Britain if it should prove to be necessary, pledged submission to such
See also:measures as 1 he
See also:Continental Congress might recommend, and favoured the calling of a provincial congress .
See also:Warren was a member of the first three provincial congresses (1774—1775),
See also:president of the third, and an active member of the committee of public 'safety . He took an active
See also:part in the fighting on the 19th of
See also:April, was appointed major-general of the Massachusetts troops, next in
See also:rank to Artemas
See also:Ward, on the 14th of June1775; and three days later, before his commission was made out, he took part as a volunteer, under the orders of Putnam and Prescott, in the
See also:battle of Bunker
See also:Hill (Breed's Hill), where he was killed . Next to the Adamses, Warren was the most influential leader of the extreme Whig
See also:faction in Massachusetts . His tragic
See also:death strengthened their zeal for the popular cause and helped to prepare the way for the acceptance of the Declaration of Independence . Warren's speeches are typical examples of the old
See also:style of American
See also:political eloquence . His best-known orations were those delivered in Old South
See also:Church on the second and fifth anniversaries (1772 and 1775) of the " Boston
See also:Massacre." The standard biography is
See also:Richard Frothingham's
See also:Life and Times of
See also:Joseph Warren (Boston, 1865) .
GOUVERNEUR KEMBLE WARREN (183o-1882)
MERCY WARREN (1728—1814)
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