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Lewis Bigelow

  • Birth 18 Aug 1785 Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 2 Oct 1838 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 7499384

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Williams College, in 1803, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Petersham, Massachusetts. He was a member of the, Massachusetts State Senate, (1819-21), plus editor of the first seventeen volumes of Massachusetts Reports and of a digest of six volumes of Pickering’s Reports. In 1821, he was elected as a Federalist to the Seventeenth Congress, serving until 1823. After his term, he moved to Illinois, practiced law, was appointed clerk of the circuit court of Peoria County, in 1835 and served until his death at age 53.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 27 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7499384
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Bigelow (18 Aug 1785–2 Oct 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7499384, citing Petersham Center Cemetery, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .