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Thomas DWIGHT

(1758-1819)

DWIGHT, Thomas, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Springfield, Mass., October 29, 1758; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Harvard College in 1778; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Springfield, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1794 and 1795; served in the State senate 1796-1803; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); selectman of the town of Springfield 1806-1809 and in 1811; member of the Governor’s council in 1808 and 1809; retired from political life and engaged in the practice of his profession in Springfield, Hampden County, until his death January 2, 1819; interment in Peabody Cemetery.

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

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