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Bailey BARTLETT

(1750-1830)

BARTLETT, Bailey, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., January 29, 1750; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1789; member of the State house of representatives 1781-1784 and in 1788; member of the convention which adopted the Constitution of the United States in 1788; served in the State senate in 1789; appointed high sheriff of Essex County by Gov. John Hancock and served from July 1, 1789, until December 5, 1811; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Theophilus Bradbury; reelected to the Sixth Congress and served from November 27, 1797, to March 3, 1801; was not a candidate for renomination in 1800; served as treasurer of Essex County in 1812; again appointed high sheriff of Essex County on June 20, 1812, and served until his death; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820; died in Haverhill, Mass., September 9, 1830; interment in Pentucket Cemetery.

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

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