James Otis, Jr. (February 5, 1725 – May 23, 1783) was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly, and an early advocate of the political views that led to the American Revolution. The phrase "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny" is usually attributed to him. However, the phrase had been used for more than a generation in Ireland.
Thomas Coleman (June 16, 1808 Barnstable, Massachusetts – August 29, 1894 Troy, Rensselaer County, New York) was an American merchant, banker and politician from New York.
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