Warren was born in Roxbury in 1741, son of Joseph and Mary
(Stevens) Warren. He graduated from Harvard in 1759 and married
Elizabeth Horton in 1764. He studied medicine with Dr. James
Lloyd and practiced in Boston. As a Freemason, he joined St.
Andrews Lodge, a newly organized group, which included many
political agitators. A radical leader in activities leading
to the Revolution, he delivered addresses commemorating the
Boston Massacre in 1772 and 1775, and drafted the Suffolk
Resolves. Elected to the Provincial Congress in 1774, he served
as president pro tem and was chairman of the Provincial Committee
of Safety. He was commissioned second major-general in 1775,
but served as a volunteer in the battle at Bunker Hill in
which he was killed in 1775.
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