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Samuel Sewall
Birth: Dec. 11, 1757
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1814
Wiscasset
Lincoln County
Maine, USA

US Congressman. He attended the common schools of Boston and graduated from Harvard College in 1776. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar and set up a practice in Marblehead, Massachusetts. After making the decision to enter politics, he was first elected to Massachusetts' house of representatives in 1784 and 1788 to 1796. He was elected to the 4th US Congress, as a Federalist, when Benjamin Goodhue resigned and served until his own resignation in 1800. He gave strong support to President John Adams' effort to raise a strong defense force in light of a possible war with France. He was chosen as one of the managers to conduct the impeachment proceedings against William Blount, a Tennessee senator. After his resignation, he served on the Massachusetts supreme court for fourteen years, the last two as chief justice. He was originally buried in the Ancient Cemetery, Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, but was reinterred in the family tomb at Marblehead, Maine. (bio by: Tom Todd) 
 
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 Children:
  Henry Devereaux Sewall (1786 - 1846)*
 
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Burial:
Granary Burying Ground
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Family Tomb
 
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Originally Created by: Tom Todd
Record added: Jul 22, 2008
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