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date: 14 November 2019

Pickering, Timothylocked

(17 July 1745–29 January 1829)
  • Gerard H. Clarfield

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Pickering, Timothy (17 July 1745–29 January 1829), revolutionary war officer, cabinet officer, congressman, and senator, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Timothy Pickering, Sr., a lay churchman and farmer, and Mary Wingate. Young Timothy Pickering graduated from Harvard in 1763 and returned home to Salem, where he took a position as assistant to the register of deeds, John Higginson, studied law, and, as a Loyalist, plunged into the political debate that preceded the War for Independence. In 1766 Governor ...

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