Robert Treat Paine

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Birthday
11, 1731
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
May 11, 1814 (83)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
11, 1731
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
May 11, 1814 (83)

About

Founding Father, and the signer of the Declaration of the Independence who was Massachusetts's first attorney general. He notably prosecuted the British soldiers who perpetrated the Boston Massacre.

Before Fame

He entered Harvard College at age 14, and graduated at 18, before entering the mercantile business.

Trivia

A statue in memory of him was erected at Church Green, in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Family Life

His grandfather on his mothers side was Rev. Samuel Treat. one of the founders of Newark, New Jersey.

Associated With

John Adams was his opposing council for the British Soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.