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Christopher GORE

(1758-1827)
Senate Years of Service:
1813-1816
Party:
Federalist

GORE, Christopher, a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., September 21, 1758; graduated from Harvard College in 1776; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston; member of the State constitutional convention in 1788; member, State house of representatives 1788-1789, 1808; United States attorney for the district of Massachusetts 1789-1796; commissioner to England 1796-1803; Charge d’Affaires at London 1803-1804; member, State senate 1806-1807; Governor of Massachusetts 1809; appointed and subsequently elected to the United States Senate as a Federalist to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Lloyd and served from May 5, 1813, until May 30, 1816, when he resigned; overseer of Harvard University 1810-1815 and a fellow 1812-1820; died in Waltham, Mass., March 1, 1827; interment in Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.

Bibliography

Pinkney, Helen. Christopher Gore, Federalist of Massachusetts, 1758-1827. Waltham, Mass.: Gore Place Society, 1969.

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

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