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Samuel Dexter

  • Birth 14 May 1761 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 4 May 1816 Athens, Greene County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 6304729

US Congressman, Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Elected to Represent MA’s 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1793 to 1795. Elected as a Senator from Massachusetts in the United States Senate, serving from 1799 to 1800, when he resigned to accept a Cabinet appointment in the administration of President John Adams. Served as Secretary of War in 1800 and as Secretary of the Treasury in 1801. He unsuccessfully ran for Massachusetts Governor in 1816, shortly before he died.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 31 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6304729
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Dexter (14 May 1761–4 May 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6304729, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .