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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesMassachusetts

George CABOT

(1752-1823)
Senate Years of Service:
1791-1795; 1795-1796
Party:
Pro-Administration; Federalist

CABOT, George, (great-grandfather of Henry Cabot Lodge, great-great-great-grandfather of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., December 3, 1752; received a classical education and attended Harvard College; member of the State provincial congress in 1775; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1777 and to the convention that ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1787; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1791, to June 9, 1796, when he resigned; appointed the first Secretary of the Navy in the Cabinet of President John Adams in 1798, but declined; member, executive council of Massachusetts 1808; delegate to the Hartford convention of 1814 and served as its presiding officer; died in Boston, Mass., April 18, 1823; interment in the Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Mass.; reinterment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Lodge, Henry C. Life and Letters of George Cabot. 1877. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1974.

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

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