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Samuel Adams

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Birthday
27, 1722
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Oct 2, 1803 (81)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
27, 1722
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Oct 2, 1803 (81)

About

Founding Father and brewer who helped organize the Boston Tea Party. He helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution and he was the 4th Governor of Massachusetts from 1794 to 1797.

Before Fame

He wrote a thesis which strongly hinted at his colonial-rights political views.

Trivia

The beer company named after him was not founded by him, but was created in 1985.

Family Life

His second cousin was President John Adams. He had one son, Samuel Adams Jr., who died during the American Revolution.

Associated With

Thomas Jefferson wrote that Adams was "truly the Man of the Revolution."