Increase Sumner

Increase Sumner

Infobox Governor

name= Increase Sumner
office= Governor of Massachusetts
term_start= June 2 1797
term_end= June 7 1799
lieutenant= Moses Gill
predecessor= Samuel Adams
successor= Moses Gill
birth_date= birth date|1746|11|27|mf=y
birth_place= Unknown
death_date= death date and age|1799|6|7|1746|11|27|mf=y
death_place= Boston, Massachusetts
spouse= Elizabeth Hyslop
party= Federalist

Increase Sumner (November 27 1746ndash June 7 1799) was a U.S. political figure. He served as the first Federalist governor of Massachusetts from 1797 to 1799.

Increase Sumner also served as Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from 1782-97.His son William H. Sumner is well known for his efforts to develop what is now East Boston and for whom the Sumner Tunnel is named.

Increase Sumner died in office from unknown causes, aged 52. He is interred at the Old Granary Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sumner was a graduate of The Roxbury Latin School.

External links

* [ Official Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Biography]

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