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Thomson Joseph SKINNER

(1752-1809)

SKINNER, Thomson Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Colchester, Conn., May 24, 1752; completed preparatory studies; moved to Massachusetts; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1781, 1785, 1789, 1800, and 1801; served in the State senate 1786-1788, 1790-1797, 1802, and 1803; delegate to the State ratification convention in 1788; judge of the court of common pleas 1788-1807; State treasurer in 1806 and 1807; elected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Theodore Sedgwick; reelected to the Fifth Congress and served from January 27, 1797, to March 3, 1799; elected to the Eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1803, to August 10, 1804, when he resigned; died in Boston, Mass., on January 20, 1809.

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

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