Andrew Oliver (1706 - 1774) MP

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Occupation: Lt Governor of Massachusetts; merchant
Managed by: Elaine Marie Greene
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About Andrew Oliver

Andrew Oliver (March 28, 1706 – March 3, 1774) was a merchant and public official in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Born into a wealthy and politically powerful merchant family, he is best known as the Massachusetts official responsible for implementing the provisions of the Stamp Act, for which he was burned in effigy. He never actually carried out those duties, and was later commissioned as the province's lieutenant governor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Oliver

Andrew graduated from Harvard College in 1726.

Oliver was the man commisioned to enforce the stamp act in Massachusetts. However Oliver was forced to resign after repeated violence from the colonist in Boston.

His brother Peter was Massachusetts Justice and His Uncle was Governor Jonathan Belcher.

He served as Lt. Governor under his Brother-in-law Thomas Hutchinson and died in office.

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Lt. Gov. Andrew Oliver's Timeline

1706
March 28, 1706
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1728
June 29, 1728
Age 22
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1731
1731
Age 24
1733
July 5, 1733
Age 27
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1774
March 3, 1774
Age 67
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1774
Age 67
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Massachusetts