BOURNE, Shearjashub

1746–1806

Biography

BOURNE, Shearjashub, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Barnstable, Mass., June 14, 1746; was graduated from Harvard College in 1764; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston; member of the State house of representatives 1782-1785 and 1788-1790; member of the convention in 1788 which ratified the Constitution; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1795); served as justice of the court of common pleas of Suffolk County from 1799 until his death in Boston, Mass., March 11, 1806.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: In the Robert Treat Paine Papers, 1659-1862; 13 boxes, 45 slip-cases, 2 volumes, 1 folder, and 3 oversize containers. Correspondents include Shearjashub Bourne. A published guide is available in the repository.
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