John Endicott (Dedham)

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John Endicott (February 14, 1764 – January 31, 1857) was an early American politician from Dedham, Massachusetts.

Endicott was born in Canton, Massachusetts on February 14, 1764 and lived on East Street in Dedham.[1]

Endicott held many public offices and was always an active and influential citizen of Dedham.[1] He was a Representative to the Great and General Court from 1805 to 1814, and again in 1816, 1830, and 1834.[1] He became a Senator from 1817 to 1819 and from 1831 to 1833.[1] Endicott was also a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1820 and a Presidential Elector in 1824, as well as being a member of the Executive Council from 1827 to 1830.[1]

Endicott was chosen deacon of the First Church and Parish in Dedham in 1833 and held that office for many years.[1] He was the first President of the Norfolk Mutual Fire Insurance Company.[1]

Endicott died in Dedham, January 31, 1857.[1] In 1867, the East Street School, located at the site of the present day St. Luke's Church, was renamed the Endicott School in his honor.[2]


Works cited[edit]

  • Dedham Historical Society (2001). Dedham. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-0944-0. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  • Worthington, Erastus (1896). "Report of the Curators". The Dedham Historical Register. Dedham Historical Society. Retrieved August 13, 2019.