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 William Eustis

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William Eustis

Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Feb 1825 (aged 71)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 6911940 View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Presidential Cabinet Member, Massachusetts Governor. Trained in medicine, he graduated from Harvard College in 1772 and served as a Surgeon in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, he resumed the practice of medicine in Boston and was a Surgeon in the expedition during the Shays’ Rebellion, (1786-87). He was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, (1788-94) and elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses, serving (1801-05). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Madison, serving (1807-12). He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands, serving (1814-18). He was again elected to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Dowse and reelected to the Seventeenth Congress, serving (1820-23). In 1823, he was elected as a Democratic-Republican the 12th Governor of Massachusetts and served until his death at age 71.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 7 Nov 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6911940
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6911940/william-eustis : accessed ), memorial page for William Eustis (10 Jun 1753–6 Feb 1825), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6911940, citing Old Burying Ground, Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .