George Cabot (senator)
|United States Senator
March 4, 1791 – June 9, 1796
|Preceded by||Tristram Dalton|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Goodhue|
December 3, 1752|
|Died||April 18, 1823
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
George Cabot (December 3, 1752 – April 18, 1823) was an American merchant, seaman, and politician from Boston. He represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate and as the Presiding Officer of the Hartford Convention.
In 1789, President George Washington breakfasted at Cabot's Beverly, Massachusetts home when he was in town inspecting the country's first cotton mill and the newly constructed Essex Bridge that connected Beverly with Salem.
Cabot was born in Salem, Massachusetts. His father was Joseph Cabot, a ship merchant. His mother was Elizabeth Higginson. He had ten siblings, three being: Capt. John Cabot (b. 1745), Joseph Cabot Jr. (b. 1746), and Samuel Cabot (b. 1758).
Cabot attended Harvard College for two years before dropping out to go to sea.
By the age of twenty-one, he was captain of his own ship.
A member of the Pro-Administration Party and a Federalist, Cabot's political career began in 1775, when he became a member of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. In 1777, he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention. In 1787, Cabot was a Delegate to the state convention that ratified the United States Constitution. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1788. He was elected (as "Pro-Administration") to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1791 to June 9, 1796. In 1798, Cabot was appointed but declined to be the first United States Secretary of the Navy. He also became a delegate to the Hartford Convention of 1814.
- "CABOT, George, (1752 - 1823)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
- Lodge, Henry Cabot (1878). Life and Letters of George Cabot. Little, Brown and Company. Retrieved January 11, 2012. Pg. 8, 323, 568
- "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter C" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
- George Cabot at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Encyclopaedia Britannica George Cabot
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