Massachusetts: Presidents of the Council: 1775-1780

President of the Council
27 Jul 1775 - 12 Sep 1775 James Otis
  adjourned
20 Sep 1775 ?
21 Sep 1775 - 6 Oct 1775 William Sever
7 Oct 1775 - 16 Oct 1775 James Otis (x)
17 Oct 1775 - 19 Oct 1775 James Bowdoin
20 Oct 1775 - 23 Oct 1775 James Otis (x)
24 Oct 1775 - 25 Oct 1775 James Bowdoin (x)
26 Oct 1775 - 16 Nov 1775 James Otis (x)
  adjourned
29 Nov 1775 - 2 Dec 1775 Walter Spooner
4 Dec 1775 Joseph Gerrish
5 Dec 1775 Walter Spooner (x)
6 Dec 1775, 7 Dec 1775 William Sever (x)
8 Dec 1775 Michael Farley (named first, but Sever is also present)
9 Dec 1775 - 29 Dec 1775 William Sever (x)
30 Dec 1775 - 15 Jan 1776 Walter Spooner (x)
16 Jan 1776 - 12 Feb 1776 William Sever (x)
13 Feb 1776 - 23 Feb 1776 Benjamin Greenleaf
  adjourned
13 Mar 1776 Thomas Cushing
14 Mar 1776 William Sever (x)
15 Mar 1776 Walter Spooner (x)
16 Mar 1776 - 29 Mar 1776 William Sever (x)
30 Mar 1776 Walter Spooner (x)
1 Apr 1776 - 1 May 1776 James Otis (x)
2 May 1776 - 3 May 1776 James Bowdoin (x)
4 May 1776 - 13 May 1776 James Otis (x)
  adjourned
29 May 1776 ?
30 May 1776 - 22 Jun 1776 James Bowdoin (x)
24 Jun 1776 - 4 Jul 1776 Jeremiah Powell
5 Jul 1776 - 14 Jul 1776 James Bowdoin (x)
15 Jul 1776 John Winthrop
16 Jul 1776 James Bowdoin (x)
17 Jul 1776 - 22 Jul 1776 Benjamin Greenleaf
23 Jul 1776 Richard Derby, Jr.
24 Jul 1776 - 26 Jul 1776 John Winthrop (x)
27 Jul 1776 Richard Derby, Jr. (x)
28 Jul 1776 no session
29 Jul 1776 John Taylor and Henry Gardner only councellors present
30 Jul 1776 Samuel Holton
31 Jul 1776 - 5 Aug 1776 John Winthrop (x)
6 Aug 1776 Richard Derby, Jr. (x)
7 Aug 1776 - 9 Aug 1776 John Winthrop (x)
10 Aug 1776 Thomas Cushing (x)
12 Aug 1776 John Winthrop (x)
13 Aug 1776 - 15 Aug 1776 Jeremiah Powell (x)
16 Aug 1776 - 25 Sep 1776 James Bowdoin (x)
26 Sep 1776 - 4 Oct 1776 Walter Spooner (x)
9 Oct 1776 - 16 Nov 1776 James Bowdoin (x)
18 Nov 1776 - 2 Dec 1776 Jeremiah Powell (x)
3 Dec 1776 - 11 Feb 1777 James Bowdoin (x)
12 Feb 1777 - 10 Jul 1777 Jeremiah Powell (x)
11 Jul 1777 - 21 Jul 1777 Artemas Ward
22 Jul 1777 - 1 Aug 1777 William Sever (x)
2 Aug 1777 - 13 Aug 1777 Artemas Ward (x)
14 Aug 1777 - 1 Jun 1778 Jeremiah Powell (x)
2 Jun 1778 - 8 Jun 1778 Artemas Ward (x)
9 Jun 1778 - 7 Jun 1779 Jeremiah Powell (x)
8 Jun 1779 - 10 Jun 1779 Artemas Ward (x)
11 Jun 1779 - 16 Oct 1779 Jeremiah Powell (x)
18 Oct 1779 - 23 Oct 1779 Artemas Ward (x)
25 Oct 1779 - 9 Nov 1779 William Sever (x)
10 Nov 1779 - 1 Dec 1779 Artemas Ward (x)
2 Dec 1779 - 7 Jun 1780 Jeremiah Powell (x)
8 Jun 1780 - 25 Aug 1780 James Bowdoin (x)
28 Aug 1780 - 5 Sep 1780 Jeremiah Powell (x)
6 Sep 1780 - 16 Sep 1780 James Bowdoin (x)
18 Sep 1780 - 13 Oct 1780 Jeremiah Powell (x)
14 Oct 1780 - 18 Oct 1780 James Bowdoin (x)
19 Oct 1780 - 25 Oct 1780 Jeremiah Powell (x)

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