Plumer, William, 1759-1850

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1759-06-25
Death 1850-12-22

Biographical notes:

U.S. senator from New Hampshire, governor and state legislator of New Hampshire, essayist, and historian.

From the description of William Plumer papers, 1774-1845 (bulk 1802-1825). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78482836

United States senator, governor of New Hampshire, and author.

From the description of Papers, 1794-1856. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963861

Governor of and U.S. senator from New Hampshire, historian, and essayist.

From the description of Papers of William Plumer and William Plumer, Jr. 1778-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072245

New Hampshire Senator and Governor.

From the description of Letter, 1786, Nov. 27 : Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35253867

Plumer served in the New Hampshire legislature (1785-1786, 1788, 1790-1791, 1797-1800), the U.S. Senate (1802-1807) and as governor of New Hampshire (1812-1813, 1816-1819).

From the description of Receipts, 1798, 1799, 1809. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235132845

Biographical Note

  • 1759, June 25: Born, Newburyport, Mass.
  • 1768: Moved to Epping, N.H.
  • 1779: Converted to the “New Lights”; became a Baptist preacher
  • 1780: Abandoned organized religion
  • 1783: Elected selectman, Epping, N.H.
  • 1784: Read law with Joshua Atherton
  • 1785 - 1800 : Served intermittently as a representative in New Hampshire legislature 1785-1786, 1788, 1790-1791, 1797-1800; speaker of the New Hampshire house, 1791 and 1797
  • 1786: Read law with John Prentice
  • 1787: Admitted to New Hampshire bar
  • 1788: Married Sarah (“Sally”) Fowler
  • 1789: Admitted to practice before the superior court
  • 1791 - 1792 : Member, New Hampshire Constitutional Convention
  • 1802 - 1807 : United States senator as a Federalist
  • circa 1808: Became a Republican
  • 1810 - 1811 : Served in New Hampshire senate
  • 1812 - 1813 : Governor of New Hampshire
  • 1816 - 1819 : Governor of New Hampshire
  • 1820: Presidential elector
  • 1850, Dec. 22: Died, Epping, N.H.

From the guide to the William Plumer Papers, 1774-1845, (bulk 1802-1825), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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