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Person Colby Cheney

  • Birth 25 Feb 1828 Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 19 Jun 1901 Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 8066955

New Hampshire Governor, U.S. Senator. Educated at academies in Maine and New Hampshire, he became successful in the family paper manufacturer business. During the Civil War, he served as a First Lieutenant regimental quartermaster of the 13th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. Entering politics after the war, he was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, (1853-55), served as the New Hampshire State railroad commissioner, (1865-67) and was the Mayor of Manchester New Hampshire, (1871-73). In 1875, he was elected as a Republican the 44th Governor of New Hampshire, serving until 1877. During his tenure, patronage jobs and judicial appointments were reinstated to the Republican Party, state government was restructured and reform measures were initiated to stabilize the state’s declining economy. After leaving office, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving (1886-87). After his term, he served as the envoy extraordinary to Switzerland, (1892-93) and served as the envoy extraordinary to Switzerland, one year for his death at age 73.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 7 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8066955
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Person Colby Cheney (25 Feb 1828–19 Jun 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8066955, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .