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John VARNUM

(1778-1836)

VARNUM, John, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Dracut, Middlesex County, Mass., June 25, 1778; was graduated from Harvard University in 1798; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Haverhill, Mass., in 1802; was elected as a Federalist to the State senate in 1811; moved to Lowell, Mass.; elected to the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1831); returned to Lowell, Mass., and later moved to Niles, Berrien County, Mich., where he died July 23, 1836; interment in Silverbrook Cemetery.

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

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