Paul Dudley (1675 - 1751) MP

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Birthplace: Roxbury, MA
Death: Died in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Managed by: Michael Anthony Tombino
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About Paul Dudley

Paul Dudley: September 3, 1675-January 25, 1751

Parents: Joseph Dudley 1647-1720 and Rebecca Tyng 1651-1722

Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts, was born in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

After graduating from The Roxbury Latin School and then Harvard in 1690, he studied law at the Temple in London, and became attorney-general of Massachusetts (1702 to 1718). He was associate justice of the superior court of that province from 1718 to 1745, and chief justice from 1745 until his death in 1751.

He was a member of the Royal Society (London), to whose Transactions he contributed several valuable papers on the natural history of New England, as well as the founder of the Dudleian lectures on religion at Harvard University. He died in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

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Hon. Paul Dudley's Timeline

1675
September 3, 1675
Roxbury, MA
1690
1690
Age 14
Harvard Coll.
1702
1702
Age 26
Attorney General of Mass.
1703
1703
Age 27
1745
1745
Age 69
Chief Justice of Massachusetts
1751
January 21, 1751
Age 75
Roxbury, Massachusetts
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Tutor & Fellow of Harvard Coll.