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Nathaniel Briggs BORDEN

(1801-1865)

BORDEN, Nathaniel Briggs, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Fall River, Mass., April 15, 1801; attended the district school and Plainfield (Conn.) Academy; organized the Pocasset Manufacturing Co., in Fall River, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1831 and 1834; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful Whig candidate for reelection to the Twenty-sixth Congress in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); member of the State senate from 1845 to 1848; served in the State house of representatives in 1851; elected mayor of Fall River in 1856 and reelected in 1857; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1864; engaged in banking and served as president of the Fall River Savings Bank and of the Fall River Union Bank; was president also of the Fall River Railroad Co.; died in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., April 10, 1865; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

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