HALE, Salma, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Alstead, Cheshire County, N.H., March 7, 1787; became a printer and in 1805 edited the Walpole Political Observatory; studied law; appointed clerk of the court of common pleas of Cheshire County; moved to Keene in 1813; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; clerk of the supreme court of New Hampshire 1817-1834; member of the State house of representatives in 1823, 1828, and again in 1844; served in the State senate in 1824, 1825, and again in 1845 and 1846; was admitted to the bar in October 1834; secretary to the commission appointed under the treaty of Ghent for determining the northeastern boundary line of the United States; died in Somerville, Mass., November 19, 1866; interment in Woodland Cemetery, Keene, N.H.
BibliographyHale, Salma. Annals of the Town of Keene, from its First Settlement, in 1734, to the Year 1790; with Corrections, Additions, and a Continuation, from 1790 to 1815. Keene, N. H.: J. W. Prentiss, 1851.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present