John Hancock Biography

John Hancock Financial is a loose term for a United States insurance company which existed, in various forms, from its founding on April 21, 1862, until its acquisition in 2004 by the Canadian insurance company Manulife Financial. It was named in honor of John Hancock, a prominent patriot. The company continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife and its headquarters remains in Boston, Massachusetts. John Hancock Financial Network is the retail distribution company of John Hancock Life Insurance Company, U.S.A., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Hancock
Date of Birth:
January 23, 1737
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Age at Death:
unknown
Marriages
John Hancock Timeline
  • 1768-04-09
    John Hancock refuses to allow two British customs agents to go below deck of his ship, considered by some to be the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies
  • 1768-05-09
    John Hancock pays duties on 25 pipes of wine, only one fourth of his ship's carrying capacity, and British officials accuse him of unloading the rest during the night to avoid paying the duties on the entire cargo
  • 1768-06-10
    British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier
  • 1773-11-05
    John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America"
  • 1774-03-05
    John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot
  • 1775-05-24
    John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress
  • 1780-10-25
    John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1785-01-29
    In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health
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