Few people have heard of him.
He’s the man who said, “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” (Never mind that he should have just shortened that to, “Taxation is tyranny”; he made a good start.) He argued brilliantly against the writs of assistance that were so contentious in the years before the American Revolution. (We could use him again these days.)
Otis unfortunately went crazy. And he died young — struck by lightning, exactly as he had hoped he would be — while others went on to greater fame.