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Benjamin Gorham

Birth
Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Sep 1855 (aged 80)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7497178 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Born the son of Congressman Nathaniel Gorham, he graduated from Harvard University in 1795, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, (1814-18) and served in the Massachusetts State Senate, (1819-21). In 1821, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Mason and reelected as Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, serving until 1823. He was elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster in 1827, reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress, serving (1827-31) and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress, serving (1833-35). After leaving Congress, he serving in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, in 1841 and resumed the practice of law until his death at age 80.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 May 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7497178/benjamin-gorham : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Gorham (13 Feb 1775–27 Sep 1855), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7497178, citing Phipps Street Burying Ground, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .