Nathaniel Gorham And The Revolutionary War

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Nathaniel Gorham was born on May 27, 1738, in Charleston, Boston. Gorham ran a sucessful merchant house, but when the revolutionary war began, he took an interest in public affairs. He started his public career as a notary, and soon won an election to the Massachusetts legislative court in 1771. He emerged from this court a strong patriot, and from then on joined the Board of War, which organized Massachusetts 's manpower and military. From 1782 to 1783 he represented Massachusetts in the Constiutional Convention, and served as the president of the congress for five months. He also served a single term as a judge for the Middlesex Court of Common
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