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Charles HUDSON

(1795-1881)

HUDSON, Charles, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marlboro, Middlesex County, Mass., November 14, 1795; attended the common schools and later an academy; taught school; served in the War of 1812; studied theology; was ordained as a Universalist minister in 1819 and located in Westminster in 1824; author of religous textbooks and sacred memoirs; member of the State house of representatives 1828-1833; served in the State senate 1833-1839; member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education 1837-1845; executive councilor 1839-1841; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Levi Lincoln; reelected to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses and served from May 3, 1841, to March 3, 1849; unsuccessful for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; moved to Lexington, Mass., in 1849; naval officer of the port of Boston 1849-1853; edited the Boston Daily Atlas; assessor of internal revenue 1864-1868; selectman of Lexington, Mass., 1868-1875; died in Lexington, Mass., May 4, 1881; interment in Munroe Cemetery.

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

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