- John Leverett
name = John Leverett
office = Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
term_start = 1673
term_end = 1679
birth_date = 1616
Boston, Lincolnshire, England
March 16, 1679
religion = |
John Leverett (1616 –
March 16, 1679) was a colonial magistrate, merchant, soldier and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
John Leverett was born, perhaps, in
Boston, Lincolnshirewhere he is thought to have been educated at Boston Grammar Schoolbefore emigrating to Boston, Massachusettswith his father in 1633, where he was educated at the Boston Latin School. Though he was enjoying considerable commercial success in the colonies, he returned to Englandin 1644 to fight for Cromwell in the English Civil War. He evidently earned great distinction in the future Lord Protector's service, and it is said that he even befriended him.
In 1648, Leverett returned to
Massachusetts, where he became one of the leading men of the colony. He served as deputy governor under governor Richard Bellinghamin 1671-1673, and succeeded to his position after the governor's death. Leverett's tenure as governor is chiefly notable because of the occurrence of King Philip's War.
John Leverett died in office on
March 16, 1679. He was the grandfather of the President of Harvard Collegeof the same name.
* [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=410 Biography at the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online"]
* [http://www.mass.gov/statehouse/massgovs/jleverett.htm official Massachusetts Governor biography]
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