John Hancock
John Hancock official portrait
2nd Speaker of the Grand Council
Term of Office: October 16, 1774 - October 16, 1780
Predecessor: Benjamin Franklin
Successor: Patrick Henry
January 23, 1737

Braintree, Massachusetts

October 8, 1796

Boston, Massachusetts

Political party:
Merchant, Politician
John Hancock signature

John Hancock, known as the "Father of the Unionist Party , was America's first partisan Speaker of the Grand Council after the end of the Franklin Speakership. His policies of distinct American nationalism, as well as free trade and strong central government laid the foundation for the policies of the modern Liberty Party.

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