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William PLUMER, Jr.

(1789-1854)

PLUMER, William, Jr., (son of William Plumer), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Epping, Rockingham County, N.H., February 9, 1789; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; graduated, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.,1809; lawyer, private practice; author; United States commissioner of loans in 1816 and 1817; member of the New Hampshire state house of representatives in 1818; member of the New Hampshire state senate, 1827-1828; member of the New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1850; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1825); chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Seventeenth Congress); died in Epping, N.H., September 18, 1854; interment in the family burial ground on his father’s estate near Epping, N.H.

Bibliography

Plumer, William, Jr. Life of William Plumer. Edited by A. P. Peabody. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company [etc., etc.], 1857. Revised, New York: Da Capo Press, 1969.

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

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