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William HALE

(1765-1848)

HALE, William, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., August 6, 1765; attended the public schools; was a merchant and shipowner; served in the State senate 1796-1800; member of the Governor’s council 1803-1805; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811); elected to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); died in Dover, N.H., November 8, 1848; interment in Pine Hill Cemetery.

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