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 John Henry Clifford

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John Henry Clifford

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 2 Jan 1876 (aged 66)
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 36434857 View Source
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Governor of Massachusetts. In 1827, after graduating from Brown University in his hometown Providence, Rhode Island John Henry Clifford moved to New Bedford and opened a law practice. After a eight year stint as a private attorney he was elected to the the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1835. Within a few months of this he would be appointed as aid to Governor Edward Everett during his 1836 term. He then began a ten year run as a prosecutor serving as District Attorney for Southern Massachusetts from 1839 to 1849. He served in the Senate from 1845 until being appointed Attorney General in 1849. After serving one term as governor, 1853 to 1854, John Henry Clifford again became the state's Attorney General. He left the state Senate as well as politics for good in 1867. 

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36434857/john-henry-clifford : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Clifford (16 Jan 1809–2 Jan 1876), Find a Grave Memorial ID 36434857, citing Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .