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Walter FOLGER, Jr.

(1765-1849)

FOLGER, Walter, Jr., a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Nantucket, Mass., June 12, 1765; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State senate 1809-1815 and in 1822; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); resumed the practice of law; died in Nantucket, Mass., September 8, 1849; interment in Friends Burying Ground.

Bibliography

Gardner, William Edward. The Clock That Talks and What It Tells; A Portrait Story of the Maker: Hon. Walter Folger, Jr., Astronomer, Mathematician, Navigator, Lawyer, Judge, Legislator, Congressman, Philosopher, But He Called Himself: Clock and Watchmaker. [Nantucket]: Whaling Museum Publications; Distributed by the Personal Book Shop, Boston, [1954].

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

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