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Silas LEE

(1760-1814)

LEE, Silas, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Concord, Mass., July 3, 1760; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Harvard University in 1784; studied law; and was admitted to the bar; member of the State house of representatives in 1793, 1797, and 1798; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1799, until August 20, 1801, when he resigned; appointed by President Jefferson to be United States attorney for the district of Maine January 6, 1802, and served until his death; justice of the peace and of the quorum in 1803; probate judge 1805-1814; chief judge of the common pleas court in 1810; died in Wiscasset, Maine, March 1, 1814; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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