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John LOCKE

(1764-1855)

LOCKE, John, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Mass., February 14, 1764; attended Andover Academy and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; taught school; was graduated from Harvard University in 1792; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ashby in 1796; member of the state house of representatives in 1804, 1805, 1813, and 1823; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1820; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1828; member of the state senate in 1830 and of the state executive council in 1831; resumed the practice of his profession; moved to Lowell, Mass., in 1837 and to Boston in 1849; died in Boston, Mass., March 29, 1855; interment in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass.

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

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