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 Rufus Choate

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Rufus Choate

Birth
Essex, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 13 Jul 1859 (aged 59)
Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Walnut Avenue, Lot 3050
Memorial ID 6653467 View Source
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US Congressman, US Senator. He graduated from Dartmouth College New Hampshire, in 1819, studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Danvers, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1825 and a member of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1826. In 1831, he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses, serving until 1834, when he resigned. In 1841, he was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster, serving until 1845. After leaving the Senate, he practiced law and was Attorney General of Massachusetts, in 1853. While on an ocean voyage to Europe, he took ill, was put ashore at Nova Scotia and died at age 59.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6653467
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6653467/rufus-choate : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus Choate (1 Oct 1799–13 Jul 1859), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6653467, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .