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Shearjashub BOURNE

(1746-1806)

BOURNE, Shearjashub, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Barnstable, Mass., June 14, 1746; was graduated from Harvard College in 1764; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston; member of the State house of representatives 1782-1785 and 1788-1790; member of the convention in 1788 which ratified the Constitution; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1795); served as justice of the court of common pleas of Suffolk County from 1799 until his death in Boston, Mass., March 11, 1806.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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