Anthony Colby

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20th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 4, 1846 – June 3, 1847
Preceded by John Hardy Steele
Succeeded by Jared W. Williams
Personal details
Born November 13, 1792
New London, New Hampshire
Died July 20, 1873 (aged 67)
New London, New Hampshire
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Mary Everett
Eliza Messenger Richardson
Profession Business executive

Anthony Colby (November 13, 1792 – July 13, 1873) was an American businessman and politician from New London, New Hampshire. He owned and operated a grist mill and a stage line, and served one term as Governor of New Hampshire. For twenty years (1850–1870) he was a trustee of Dartmouth College.

Colby's papers are held at Colby-Sawyer College.[1]


  1. ^ Anthony Colby's papers

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Political offices
Preceded by
John H. Steele
Governor of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Jared W. Williams