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 William Badger

William Badger

Birth
Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 21 Sep 1852 (aged 73)
Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
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Memorial ID 41575949 · View Source
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New Hampshire Governor. He was a successful manufacturer and mill owner, when he entered politics as chairman of the board for Gilmanton Academy, in 1804. He was aide to Governor John Langdon, (1805-12), a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, (1810-12) and a member of the New Hampshire State Senate, (1814-17). In addition he served as the Strafford County Sheriff, (1820-30). In 1834, he was elected as a Democratic the 15th Governor of New Hampshire, serving until 1836. During his Governorship, a legislation was sanctioned that facilitated smallpox prevention, improvements to the state militia were lobbied and penal reforms were endorsed. After leaving office, he lived in retirement until his death at age 73.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Added: 5 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41575949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Badger (13 Jan 1779–21 Sep 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41575949, citing Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .