|Strangers to Us All||Lawyers and Poetry|
John Lowell was born at Newbury, Massachusetts in
1743 (1744 according to Samuel Kettell). He was educated at Harvard
and took up the practice of law. In 1761 he moved to Boston where
he served in various political offices, including the convention
which formed the Constitution of Massachusetts. In 1771 he was elected
to Congress and in 1782 was apppinted Judge of the Court of Appeals,
and then a Judge of the U.S. Circuit Court.