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Artemas WARD, Jr.

(1762-1847)

WARD, Artemas, Jr., (son of Artemas Ward), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., January 9, 1762; was graduated from Harvard University in 1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1783 and commenced the practice of law in Weston; member of the State house of representatives 1796-1800 and again in 1811; moved to Charlestown in 1800; member of the board of overseers of Harvard University 1810-1844; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); served in the State senate in 1818 and 1819; member of the State constitutional convention in 1820; chief justice of the court of common pleas from 1820 to 1839; died in Boston, Mass., October 7, 1847.

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

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