John Hancock's Presidency

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Samuel Adams became governor of Massachusetts on the 8th of October after the death of John Hancock. John Hancock, who was elected governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1780, passed away at age 56 on the 8th of October. He also signed the Declaration of Independence and was president of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1777. Throughout his last years Hancock suffered from gout and poor health. These health conditions had caused Hancock resign as governor once before, but was reelected in 1787. Samuel Adams, who was Hancock 's longtime friend, will organize Hancock 's funeral and become governor. Before Samuel Adams served as lieutenant governor starting in 1789, he represented Massachusetts in the Continental
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