Shearjashub Bourne

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Shearjashub Bourne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Serving with Peleg Coffin, Jr. (General ticket)
Preceded by Elbridge Gerry
Succeeded by Samuel Lyman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793
Preceded by George Partridge
Succeeded by District eliminated until 1795
Member of the Massachusetts
House of Representatives
In office
1788–1790
Member of the Massachusetts
House of Representatives
In office
1782–1785
Personal details
Born June 14, 1746
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Died March 11, 1806(1806-03-11) (aged 59)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Pro-Administration
Alma mater Harvard College, 1764

Shearjashub Bourne (June 14, 1746 – March 11, 1806) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician from Massachusetts who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and United States House of Representatives.

Bourne was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts on June 14, 1746, the son of Timothy and Elizabeth Bourne.

He graduated from Harvard University in 1764, studied law and became an attorney in Barnstable. He served in local office including justice of the peace.

From 1782 to 1785 and 1788 to 1790 he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was also a delegate to the Massachusetts convention which ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Bourne represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1791 to March 3, 1795. He later served as Chief Justice of the Suffolk County, Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas. He died in Boston on March 11, 1806.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Partridge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
Elbridge Gerry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

(alongside Peleg Coffin, Jr. on a General ticket)
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Succeeded by
Samuel Lyman
Legal offices
Preceded by
Justice of the Court of Common Pleas of Suffolk County
1799 - March 11, 1806
Succeeded by