Otis, James, 1725-1783

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Birth 1725-02-05
Death 1783-05-23
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

James Otis Jr. was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts on February 5, 1724/5. After receiving his B.A. in 1743 and his M.A. in 1746 from Harvard College, he went on to study law in Boston. Otis' work as a lawyer and writer helped the Revolutionary cause in the 1760s and 1770s. He served in the Massachusetts state government and continued as a lawyer while dealing with more and more pronounced mental illness. He died on May 23, 1783. His father, James Otis, Sr. (1702-1778) was a prominent Massachusetts lawyer appointed attorney general in 1748.

From the description of Portrait print of James Otis Jr., and letter from James Otis, Jr. to James Otis, Sr., 17 June 1743. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 609008458

From the description of Letter from James Otis, Jr. to James Otis, Sr., 17 June 1743. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 589272590

American Revolutionary statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Oliver De Lancy [sic], 1766 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609821

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  • Fathers and sons
  • Cost and standard of living

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  • New England (as recorded)