Oliver, Andrew

Oliver, Andrew,

1706–74, lieutenant governor of colonial Massachusetts (1771–73), b. Boston. Oliver was elected to the provincial council in 1746 and later served as secretary of the province. His acceptance of the post of stamp officer after the passage of the Stamp Act led to violent demonstrations against him, which forced him to resign the office. He became lieutenant governor in 1771, but popular indignation against him broke out again in 1773 as the result of the discovery of private letters he and Gov. Thomas HutchinsonHutchinson, Thomas,
1711–80, colonial governor of Massachusetts (1771–74) and historian, b. Boston. A descendant of Anne Hutchinson, he was a man of wealth and prominence, of learning, and of notable integrity.
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 had written to England criticizing the colonists and recommending coercive measures.
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Kyle Oliver, Andrew Johnson and Glen Taylor struck and although Stephen Richardson reduced the deficit, the Colliers went nap as Johnson completed a hat-trick.
WINNING TEAM Apprentices, from left, Paul Oliver, Andrew Little, Thomas Daunt, Kristian Jones, James Porter and Josh Kirkham.