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LOVELL, James, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., October 31, 1737; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1752 and from Harvard College in 1756; completed a postgraduate course at the latter institution in 1759; taught in the Boston Latin School 1757-1775 and was also master of the North Grammar (now the Eliot) School; imprisoned by General Howe during the Revolutionary War and conveyed to Halifax in 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1777-1782; receiver of continental taxes 1784-1788; collector of customs at Boston, Mass., in 1788 and 1789; appointed naval officer of the port of Boston and Charlestown and served from August 3, 1789, until his death in Windham, Maine, July 14, 1814.


Jones, Helen F. ā€œJames Lovell in the Continental Congress 1777-1782.ā€ Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1968.

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