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John Avery, Jr.

John Avery, Jr.

American politician/1st Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.
John Avery, Jr.
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Intro American politician/1st Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 2 September 1739
Death 7 June 1806, Boston (aged 66 years)
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Biography

John Avery, Jr. (September 2, 1739 – June 7, 1806) was an American politician who served as the 1st Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Family

Avery's was a direct descendant of Dr. William Avery from Barkham, Berkshire, England. Dr. William Avery immigrated to Dedham, Massachusetts in 1650.

Early life

Avery was born to John and Mary (Deming) Avery on September 2, 1739.

Family life

Avery married Mary (Polly) Cushing in April 1769, they had ten children.

Sons of Liberty

Avery was a member of the Sons of Liberty.

Massachusetts Secretary

Avery had served as Deputy Secretary of the Province of Massachusetts Bay under Samuel Adams. Avery defeated Adams at the polls to be the first Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Death

Avery died on June 7, 1806.

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