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Arthur LIVERMORE

(1766-1853)

LIVERMORE, Arthur, (son of Samuel Livermore and brother of Edward St. Loe Livermore), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., July 29, 1766; received classical instruction from his parents; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Concord in 1792; moved to Chester, N.H., the following year; member of the State house of representatives in 1794 and 1795; solicitor for Rockingham County 1796-1798; moved to Holderness, N.H., in 1798; associate justice of the superior court 1798-1809 and chief justice 1809-1813; presidential elector on the Federalist ticket in 1800; associate justice of the state supreme court 1813-1816; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses), Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixteenth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Seventeenth Congress; served in the state senate in 1821 and 1822; judge of probate for Grafton County in 1822 and 1823; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); was not a candidate for renomination in 1824; chief justice of the court of common pleas 1825-1832; moved to Campton in 1827; trustee of Holmes Plymouth Academy 1808-1826; died in Campton, N.H., July 1, 1853; interment in Trinity Churchyard, Holderness, N.H.

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

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