Charles H. Peaslee

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Charles Hazen Peaslee
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by None
Succeeded by George W. Morrison
Personal details
Born February 6, 1804
Gilmanton, New Hampshire
Died September 18, 1866(1866-09-18) (aged 62)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political party Democratic

Charles Hazen Peaslee (February 6, 1804 – September 18, 1866) was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Peaslee attended Gilmanton Academy and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, in 1824. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1828, commencing practice in Concord. He served as member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, 1833–1837, and as adjutant general of the State militia, 1839-1847.

Peaslee was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1853). He served as chairman of the Committee on Militia (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1852.

He served as collector of the port of Boston by appointment of President Pierce, 1853-1857. He moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1860. He died while on a visit to Saint Paul, Minnesota, on September 18, 1866. He was interred in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
At large
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1853
Succeeded by
George W. Morrison