Andrew Oliver

Andrew Oliver

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Andrew Oliver was a merchant and public official in colonial Massachusetts. Born in Boston, he was the son of Daniel Oliver, a merchant, and Elizabeth Belcher Oliver, daughter of Governor Jonathan Belcher. Andrew had two brothers: Daniel Oliver and Peter Oliver. He inherited his father's mercantile business, and, after graduating from Harvard College, entered politics. He held many local offices, and was a leader of the Hutchinson-Oliver faction, which dominated politics in colonial Massachusetts. In 1765, Oliver was commissioned to administer the unpopular Stamp Act in Massachusetts. He was actually against the act, but that was just his personal life. Publicly, he told people he was with it, leading up to the disruption that people caused on him.On August 14, he was hanged in effigy from Boston's Liberty Tree in a protest organized by the Loyal Nine, a precursor to the Sons of Libertyshow more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134908797
  • 9786134908795