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William Dummer
Birth: 1677
Death: Oct. 10, 1761
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Colonial Governor. He served as Acting Governor and Commander-in-chief for Massachusetts twice, from 1723 to 1728 and from 1729 to 1730. He was also the Lieutenant Governor from 1716 through 1730, serving both positions simultaneously. He married Catherine Dudley in 1714 but never had any children. Upon his death, he left his 300 acres and mansion for "a free grammar school", which became the first academy in New England, the "Governor Dummer Academy", opening in 1763. The name of this academy has changed several times over the course of the years, and is now referred to as The Governor's Academy.  (bio by: The Guardian (inactive)) 
Granary Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Tomb 167
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Originally Created by: The Guardian (inactive)
Record added: Apr 11, 2007
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