Why was Thomas Hutchinson important?
He was the Loyalist colonial governor of Massachusetts from 1771-1774 and an opponent of the American Revolution.
No. Thomas Hutchinson was the predecessor to Thomas Gage. Thomas Hutchinson was the governor of Massachusetts 1st and was eventually replaces by Thomas Gage. Thomas Gage was an important British General in the Revolutionary War. His actions with the Intolerable/ Coercion Act and in the Battles of Lexington and Concord contributed to the start of the war.