Benjamin Thompson (politician)

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Benjamin Thompson (August 5, 1798 – September 24, 1852) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Thompson attended the public schools, and then engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1830-1831 and 1833-1836. He served in the Massachusetts Senate in 1841.

Thompson was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1846.

Thompson was elected to the Thirty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1851, until his death in Charlestown, Massachusetts, September 24, 1852. He was interred in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C..

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