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June 23, 2023

Suffolk Boy Makes Good

On this day in 1631, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, British lawyer John Winthrop became first Governor of Massachusetts. Winthrop was born near the village of Groton, in Suffolk, England, in 1587. He was one of the leading figures in the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, the second major settlement in New England following Plymouth Colony. Winthrop's writings and talks about the fledging Puritan colony as a new "city upon a hill" were influential in the religious and political life of Massachusetts Bay and neighboring colonies as New England expanded.

Winthrop, in painting done circa 1630, by unknown artist

Posted by JD Hull at June 23, 2023 08:24 AM


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