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Benjamin PICKMAN, Jr.

(1763-1843)

PICKMAN, Benjamin, Jr., a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., September 30, 1763; was graduated from Harvard University in 1784; studied law in Newburyport, Mass., and was admitted to the bar, but soon relinquished the practice of law and engaged in commercial pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1797-1802, 1812, and 1813; served in the State senate in 1803; member of the executive council of the State in 1805, 1808, 1813, 1814, and 1819-1821; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811); was not a candidate for renomination in 1810; member of the convention to revise the constitution of the State of Massachusetts in 1820; overseer of Harvard University 1810-1818; president of the board of directors of the Theological School at Cambridge; died in Salem, Essex County, Mass., August 16, 1843; interment in Broad Street Cemetery.

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

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