Win·throp(wĭn′thrəp), John 1588-1649.
English-born American colonial administrator who served several terms as governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony between 1630 and 1649. His son John (1606-1676) was three times governor of Connecticut (1636, 1657, and 1659-1676), and his grandson John (1638-1707), born in America, was also governor of Connecticut (1698-1707).
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