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English: William Shirley (2 December 1694–24 March 1771) was a British colonial administrator who served twice as Governor of Massachusetts (1741-1749 and 1753-1756) and as Governor of the Bahamas between 1761 and 1766. For a few months he also gained experience as a military commander serving as Commander-in-Chief, North America.
William Shirley 
British governor of Massachusetts and then of the Bahamas
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Date of birth2 December 1694
Preston
Date of death24 March 1771
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  • Governor of the province of Massachusetts Bay (1741, 1749)
  • Governor-General of the Bahamas (1760, 1768)
  • Governor of the province of Massachusetts Bay (1753, 1756)
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