LOVELL, JAMES, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., October 31, 1737;
attended the public schools; was graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1752 and from Harvard
College in 1756; completed a postgraduate course at the latter institution in 1759; taught in the Boston
Latin School 1757-1775 and was also master of the North Grammar (now the Eliot) School;
imprisoned by General Howe during the Revolutionary War and conveyed to Halifax in 1775;
Member of the Continental Congress 1777-1782; receiver of continental taxes 1784-1788; collector
of customs at Boston, Mass., in 1788 and 1789; appointed naval officer of the port of Boston and
Charlestown and served from August 3, 1789, until his death in Windham, Maine, July 14, 1814.