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 Samuel Atkins Eliot

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Samuel Atkins Eliot

  • Birth 5 Mar 1798 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 29 Jan 1862 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Thistle Path, Lot 713
  • Memorial ID 7500044

U.S. Congressman. A distinguished Boston figure, he attended the Boston Latin School, graduated from Harvard University in 1817 and from Harvard Divinity School in 1820. He was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1834-37), Mayor of Boston, (1837-39) and served in the Massachusetts State Senate, (1843-44). In 1850, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert C. Winthrop, serving until 1851. Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he was treasurer of Harvard University, (1842-53).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7500044
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Atkins Eliot (5 Mar 1798–29 Jan 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7500044, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .