Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848

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Birth 1768-04-27
Death 1848-10-14

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Admitted to Vermont bar, 1791; practiced law in New Hampshire, 1791-1802; appointed attorney general of New Hampshire, 1802; elected to U.S. Senate, 1813; returned to private practice, 1817; associated with Daniel Webster in Dartmouth College Case, 1818-1819; New Hampshire state legislator, 1820-1824; president and counsel for Portsmouth branch of Bank of the U.S., 1828-1832; practiced law in Boston, 1832-1838.

From the description of Jeremiah Mason papers, 1798-1844 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166213

Lawyer and U.S. senator, of Portsmouth, N.H.

From the description of Letter, 1815 Apr. 3. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70922344

Mason was born in Lebanon, Conn. and graduated from Yale in 1788. He was the son of Jeremiah Mason, a colonel in the revolutionary army. He was admitted to the bar of New Hampshire in 1781 and in 1802 was appointed attorney general of New Hampshire. He served in the U.S. Senate as a Federalist (1813-1817). In 1832, he moved his law practice to Boston.

From the description of Memoranda of Jeremiah Mason, 1832-1847. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 80218682

From the description of Letter, 1 Jan. 1811. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236046500

Admitted to Vermont bar, 1791; practiced law in New Hampshire, 1791-1802; appointed attorney general of New Hampshire, 1802; elected to U.S. Senate, 1813; returned to private practice, 1817; associated with Daniel Webster in Dartmouth College Case, 1818-1819; New Hampshire state legislator, 1820-1824; president and counsel for Portsmouth branch of Bank of the U.S., 1828-1832; practiced law in Boston, 1832-1838.

1782-84: Prepared for college under Nathan Tisdale of Lebanon

1784: Entered Yale College, New Haven.

1788: Graduated from Yale College.

1788-89: Read law in the office of the Hon. Simeon Baldwin in New Haven.

1789-91: Read law in the office of Gen. Stephen Row Bradley in Wetminster, VT.

1791: Admitted to the Vermont bar.

1791-94: Practiced law in Westmoreland, New Hampshire

1794-97: Practiced law in Walpole, New Hampshire

1797: Removed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1797-1832).

1799: Married Mary Means, 1777-1858, daughter of Colonel Robert Means of Amherst, New Hampshire.

1802: Appointed Attorney General of New Hampshire (served 1802-05)

1813: Elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate (served 1813-17)

1815: Received an honory L.L.D. From Bowdoin College.

1816: Declined appoint as Chief Justice of New Hampshire.

1817: Resigned from the Senate; re-entered private practice; received an honorary L.L.D. From Harvard College.

1818-19: Associated with Daniel Webster and Jeremiah Smith in the Dartmouth College Case.

1820: Elected tot he New Hampshire House of Representatives (served 1820-24)

1823: Received an honorary L.L.D. from Dartmouth College.

1824: Candidate for election to the United States Senate; defeated in legislature by one vote.

1828: Chosen president and counsel for Portsmouth Branch of the Bank of the United States (served 1828-32).

1832: Removed to Boston to practice law.

1838: Retired from the active practice of law.

1848 Oct 14: Died in Boston; buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

From the guide to the Jeremiah Mason papers, 1798-1844, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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