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Benjamin ADAMS

(1764-1837)

ADAMS, Benjamin, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Mendon, Mass., December 16, 1764; attended the public schools and was graduated from Brown University in 1788; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Uxbridge; member of the State house of representatives 1809-1814; served in the State senate in 1814, 1815, and 1822-1825; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Elijah Brigham; reelected to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from December 2, 1816, to March 3, 1821; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress and for election in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Mass., March 28, 1837; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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