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A portrait Of John Hancock above.
The photo above is John Hancock signing the declaration of independence
The photo above shows John Hancocks born and death.
John Hancock was a merchant and Patriot of the American Revolution. John Hancock served as a president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1763, his uncle died and John Hancock inherited what was said to be the greatest body of wealth in New England. John Hancock also signed The Declaration of Independence. They say that John Hancocks signature is the most flamboyant and easily recognizable of them all. His signature was the largest. John Hancock had died with $350,000. Many places and things in the United States have been named in honor of John Hancock. The U.S Navy has named vessels USS Hancock and USS John Hancock. John Hancock Universty is named for him, as was the John Hancock Insurance company, founded in Boston in 1862; it had no connection to Hancock's own business ventures. The insurance company passed on the name to the John Hancock Tower in Boston, as well as the John Hancock studen village at Boston Universty.