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This Day in Boston History
September 27th, 1722
Samuel Adams Born
this day patriot Samuel
Adams was born. After attending Harvard College, Adams decided not to
pursue his father's brewing business, but instead turned himself to a political
life in Boston. From 1753 - 65 he was a tax collector in Boston, and took
every opportunity to ferment a desire for American independence from England.
The architect of the Boston
Tea Party, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Adams would
go on to serve a term as Congressman, lieutenant governor then governor
for three terms.