James Lovell

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James Lovell (October 31, 1737 – July 14, 1814) was a teacher and politician from Boston, and a representative from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress. He also signed the Articles of Confederation.

Early life

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Lovell graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1752 and from Harvard College in 1756. Following postgraduate work, he became a teacher at the Boston Latin School, and later master of the North Grammar School.

Continental Congress

Lovell was elected to the Continental Congress in 1777, and served until 1782. During this time, he served on the Committee of Foreign Correspondence and signed the Articles of Confederation.


Lovell died in Windham, Maine, on July 14, 1814.


  • Served as receiver of continental taxes from 1784-1788.
  • Served as collector of customs for Boston from 1788-1789.[1]


  1. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=L000463