Quotes by William Shirley

About William Shirley:

William Shirley is best known for his role in organizing the 1745 Siege of Louisbourg during King George's War, and for his role in military affairs during the French and Indian War. He spent most of his years in the colonial administration of North America working to defeat New France, but his lack of formal military training led to political difficulties and his eventual downfall.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Shirley
  • DescriptionBritish governor of Massachusetts and then of the Bahamas
  • BornDecember 2, 1694
  • DiedMarch 24, 1771
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPolitician