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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesRhode Island

Elisha MATHEWSON

(1767-1853)
Senate Years of Service:
1807-1811
Party:
Democratic Republican

MATHEWSON, Elisha, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Scituate, R.I., April 18, 1767; pursued an academic course; justice of the peace of Scituate, R.I.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1821, and served as speaker during that period; member, State senate 1822; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Fenner and served from October 26, 1807, to March 3, 1811; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Scituate, R.I., October 14, 1853; interment on his farm at the north end of Moswansicut Lake, Scituate, R.I.

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

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