David Sears II (1787-1871) was a prominent 19th century Boston philanthropist, merchant and landowner. He developed a substantial part of nearby Brookline, Massachusetts, including building the Christ's Church in Longwood, and was associated in the erection of the St Paul's Cathedral. In addition, Sears purchased some 200 acres (0.81 km2), which was later to become the town of Longwood.
Sears also served as a Massachusetts Representative and Senator on and off between the years of 1816 and 1851.
His former Beacon Hill home is now the location of the Somerset Club.
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