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Artemas Ward
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1795
Serving with Dwight Foster, Theodore Sedgwick, and William Lyman (2nd District-GT)
Preceded by George Leonard (7th)
Benjamin Goodhue (2nd)
Succeeded by 7th District eliminated until 1795
William Lyman (2nd)
Constituency 7th district (1791–93)
2nd district (1793–95)
Personal details
Born (1727-11-26)November 26, 1727
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, US
Died October 28, 1800(1800-10-28) (aged 72)
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, US
Resting place Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury
Political party Pro-Administration
Spouse(s) Sarah (Trowbridge) Ward
Children Ithamar (1752), Nahum (1754), Sara (1756), Thomas (1758), Martha (1760), Artemas Jr. (1762), Maria (1764), Henry Dana (1768)
Occupation Soldier, politician
Known for Revolutionary War Major General
Military service
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Massachusetts
 United States
Years of service 1755–1758
1775–1777
Rank Colonel
Commander-in-chief of the Massachusetts Bay colony's militia
Major general of the Continental Army
Commands British Army's 3rd Regiment of the Massachusetts Bay militia—the militia of Middlesex and Worchester Counties
Second-in-command of the Massachusetts Provincial Militia
Continental Army in command of the Eastern Department April 4, 1776 – March 20, 1777
Battles/wars French and Indian War
American Revolutionary War
Boston campaign

Artemas Ward (November 26, 1727 – October 28, 1800) was an American major general in the American Revolutionary War. He was a Congressman from Massachusetts.

Ward was the Speaker of the Massachusetts House in 1785. He was elected twice to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1791 to 1795.

President John Adams called him "universally esteemed, beloved and confided in by his army and his country".


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