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  • OLIVER OTIS HOWARD (1830-1909), American soldier, was born in Leeds, Maine, on the 8th of November 1830.
  • HARRISON GRAY OTIS (1765-1848), American politician, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 8th of October 1765.
  • He was a nephew of James Otis, and the son of Samuel Allyne Otis (1740-1814), who was a member of the Confederation Congress in 1787-1788 and secretary of the United States Senate from its first session in 1789 until his death.
  • Young Otis graduated from Harvard College in 1783, was admitted to the bar in 1786, and soon became prominent as a Federalist in politics.
  • A man of refinement and education, a member of an influential family, a popular social leader and an eloquent speaker - at the age of twenty-three he was chosen by the town authorities of Boston to deliver the Independence Day oration - Otis yet lacked conspicuous ability as a statesman.

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