Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848

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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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creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Letter, 1836 October 6, Boston, to Samuel Hale, Portsmouth, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Memoranda of Jeremiah Mason, 1832-1847. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Statement of account, 1828 Feb., to Peter Chadwick. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Dawes, William, 1745-1799. Papers, 1727-1814. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Letter, 1828 November 30, Portsmouth, N.H., to George Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Papers, 1818-1827. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Joseph Story papers, 1794-1851. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Joseph Story papers, Story, Joseph papers, 1794-1851 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1829 Nov. 23, to Samuel Frothingham. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. [Letter] 1813 July 5, Washington [to] William Plumer. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Bartlett, Ichabod, 1786-1853. Letter, 1848 October 30, Portsmouth [N.H.], to "Respected Madam" [i.e. Mrs. Mason?, n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Dartmouth College Office of the President. Records of the administration of Francis Brown, 1815-1820. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Belknap, Andrew E. Boston Common papers, 1824-1850. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn William Plumer Papers, 1774-1845, (bulk 1802-1825) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1848 November 13, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Joel Parker, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Haven, Nathaniel Appleton, 1762-1831. Deed, 1807 Jan. 29. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter-cover, 1826 March 27, [n.p.], to Jeremiah Mason, Portsmouth, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Jeremiah Mason papers, 1798-1844 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Additional papers, 1802-1865. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Plumer, William, 1759-1850. Papers, 1794-1856. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Letter, 1 Jan. 1811. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Oliver family. Oliver family papers, 1419-1957. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Jeremiah Mason papers, 1798-1844 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Plumer, William, 1759-1850. William Plumer papers, 1774-1845 (bulk 1802-1825). Library of Congress
creatorOf Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. Letters received, 1832-1851. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Mason, John. Letters, 1813 Dec. 6. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Tudor family. Additional papers, 1802-1865. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Emery, Nicholas, 1776-1861. Emery Nicholas correspondence, 1829-1830. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. [Letter] 1844 March 5 [to] Frederic Tudor. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895. Papers of William Wetmore Story [manuscript] 1835-1895. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tudor family. Tudor family additional papers, 1772-1922. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Letter, 1815 Apr. 3. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. Letter, 1830 September 20, Boston, to Jeremiah Mason, Portsmouth, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bell, Charles Henry, 1823-1893. Memoir of Daniel Webster New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Albert C. Greene Papers, 1804-1863 Rhode Island Historical Society
creatorOf Mason, Jeremiah, 1768-1848. Statement of account, 1831 Dec. 22, Portsmouth, N.H., to Worcester Webster, Boscawen, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf McGregor, James, d. 1877. Terms of an agreement to sell the mansion house estate of the late Jeremiah Mason to the trustees of Joshua Sears, 1865 Sept. 15. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Williams, John, 1778-1837. Letter, 1825 February 14, Knoxville [Tenn.]., to Daniel Webster, Washington. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Notes on Jeremiah Mason's and Jeremiah Smith's arguments, 19 September 1817. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Jabez Upham papers, 1792-1876 (inclusive), 1802-1810 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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Birth 1768-04-27

Death 1848-10-14

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