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Leonard JARVIS

(1781-1854)

JARVIS, Leonard, a Representative from Maine; born in Boston, Mass., October 19, 1781; attended the common schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1800; moved to Surry, Maine; sheriff of Hancock County, Maine, 1821-1829; collector of customs for the Penobscot district 1829-1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1837); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Twenty-fourth Congress); Navy agent for the port of Boston 1838-1841; returned to Surry, Maine, where he died October 18, 1854; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

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

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