Boston merchant, selectman, and judge.
Preached itinerantly while residing at Harvard College (1742-52). Entered father’s mercantile firm (1752). Justice of the peace (1764). Selectman (1768-72). Mason; member of the Sons of Liberty. Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Suffolk County (1775).
Son of James and Hannah (Penhallow) Pemberton of Boston. Educated at Harvard (B.A. 1742). Never married. Friend of John Adams.