Revolutionary patriot; father of Josiah Quincy, 1772-1864 who was mayor of Boston, etc.
Born in Rhinebeck, NY; settled in 1821 as a lawyer in Natches, MI. Chancellor of Mississippi from 1827-35. Brigadier General in Mexican war. Prominent and active Nullifier.
Responsible for building of Quincy Market, and, with Joseph Story, for the development of Harvard Law School.