Mason Weare Tappan


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Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 25 Oct 1886 (aged 69)
Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 7840233 View Source

U.S. Congressman. He attended the Hopkinton and Meriden Academies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced to practice law in Bradford, New Hampshire. Entering politics, he served in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives (1853-55). In 1855, he was elected as an American Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1861. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was again a member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, in 1861 and served as Colonel of the 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, during the Civil War. After the war, he resumed the practice of law and was appointed the New Hampshire State Attorney General in 1876, serving until his death.

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  • Added: 6 Sep 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mason Weare Tappan (20 Oct 1817–25 Oct 1886), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7840233, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bradford, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .