Thomas Dawes Eliot

Thomas Dawes Eliot

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Jun 1870 (aged 62)
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 9192019 · View Source
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Civil War US Congressman. A lawyer, he was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1831, and established a practice in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Engaging in politics, he was elected to and served in both the House and Senate of the Massachusetts State Legislature. In April 1854 he was elected to represent Massachusetts' 1st District in the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Zeno Scudder. He served from April 17, 1854 to March 3, 1855, and declined to run for the seat again. Resuming his law practice, he ran for the seat a few years a later, and was elected again to represent the 1st District. he served five terms in the United States House of Representatives, serving from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1869, when he declined to be re-nominated. His Congressional tenure saw him serve throughout the duration of the Civil War. He continued his New Bedford law practice after leaving Congress, and passed away in New Bedford a little more the a year later.

Bio by: Russ Dodge



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  • Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 28 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9192019
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Dawes Eliot (20 Mar 1808–14 Jun 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9192019, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .