George Cabot (1752 - 1823)

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Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
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About George Cabot

George Cabot (December 3, 1752 – April 18, 1823) was an American merchant, seaman, and politician from Boston, Massachusetts. He represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate and as the Presiding Officer of the Hartford Convention.

Cabot was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and attended Harvard College for two years before dropping out to go to sea. By the age of twenty-one he was captain of his own ship.

A member of the Pro-Administration Party and a Federalist, Cabot's political career began in 1775 and lasted until he became a delegate to the Hartford Convention of 1814. He died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1823 and was interred in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He is the great-grandfather of Henry Cabot Lodge.

Political career

Member, Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1775

Delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1777

Delegate to the state convention that adopted the United States Constitution in 1787

Elected (as "Pro-Administration") to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1791 to June 9, 1796, when he resigned

Appointed to but declined to be the first United States Secretary of the Navy in 1798

Delegate to the Hartford Convention


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George Cabot, U.S. Senator's Timeline

December 3, 1752
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
February 22, 1774
Age 21
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
July 31, 1783
Age 30
Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
April 18, 1823
Age 70
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA