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Dudley CHASE

(1771-1846)
Senate Years of Service:
1813-1817; 1825-1831
Party:
Democratic Republican; Anti-Jacksonian

CHASE, Dudley, (uncle of Salmon Portland Chase and Dudley Chase Denison), a Senator from Vermont; born in Cornish, N.H., December 30, 1771; attended the common schools, and graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1791; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1793 and practiced in Randolph, Vt.; prosecuting attorney for Orange County 1803-1812; member, State house of representatives 1805-1812, and served as speaker 1808-1812; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1814 and 1822; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1813, to November 3, 1817, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Judiciary (Fourteenth Congress); chief justice of the supreme court of Vermont 1817-1821; member, State house of representatives 1823-1824; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1831; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Randolph Center, Vt., February 23, 1846; interment in Randolph Cemetery.

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

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