John Hancock
Timeline: Failed American Revolution

1st President of the UFAC
March 29, 1775-September 9, 1775

Predecessor Post created
Successor Charles Thomson
Born January 23, 1727
Braintree, Massachusetts Colony
Died November 20, 1775
Political Party Patriot
Profession Merchant

John Hancock (January 23, 1727 in Braintree, Massachusetts Colony-November 20, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Colony) was the President of the Continental Congress for five days, from March 24 to March 29 1775, and thereafter President of the UFAC until September 9, when the capital at Boston was captured, along with him. Hancock was tried and found guilty of high treason and hung on November 20, 1775 in Philadelphia.