Gore, Christopher (1758-1827)

Boston lawyer and politician.

Artillery officer in Revolutionary War. Practiced law and speculated in government securities. Delegate to Massachusetts convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution (1788). Member of Massachusetts Assembly (1788-89). U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts (1789-96). Director of the Boston branch of the Bank of the United States. Jay Treaty commissioner in London (1796-1804); also served intermittently as the U.S. chargé d’affaires. Governor of Masachusetts (1809-10). U.S. Senator (1813-16). Federalist.

Son of John and Frances (Pinkney) Gore of Boston. Educated at Harvard (B.A. 1776). Married Rebecca Payne (1785); no issue.

First letter in correspondence: May 23, 1788; John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography (24 vols., New York, 1999).