Winslow, Josiah

Winslow, Josiah

biographical name

(born c. 1629, Plymouth colony—died Dec. 18, 1680, Marshfield, Plymouth colony) American colonist. The son of Edward Winslow, he succeeded Myles Standish as commander of Plymouth colony's military forces in 1656. He was appointed assistant governor of the colony (1657–73) and served as a member of the directorate of the New England Confederation. He was the first native-born colonial governor of Plymouth colony (1673–80) and established its first public school. In King Philip's War he was commander in chief of the confederation's military forces (1675–76).

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