Dutee Jerauld Pearce

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Dutee Jerauld Pearce
United States Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1837
Preceded by Charles H. Page
Succeeded by James M. Pendleton
Personal details
Born (1789-04-03)April 3, 1789
Prudence, Rhode Island
Died May 9, 1849(1849-05-09) (aged 60)
Newport
Rhode Island, U.S.
Resting place Common Burial Ground
Providence Rhode Island
Political party Adams Party
Jacksonian Party
Anti-Masonic Party
Spouse(s) Abigail Coggershall Pearce
Harriet Boss Pearce
Children Samuel Pearce
Hannah Jerould Pearce
Abby Perry Pearce
Abigail Pearce
Ann Townsend Pearce
Catherine P Pearce
Dutee J Pearce
Dutee Jerauld Pearce
Harriet Boss Pearce
Parents Samuel Pearce
Hannah Jerauld Pearce
Alma mater Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Profession Lawyer
Politician

Dutee Jerauld Pearce (April 3, 1789 - May 9, 1849) was an American politician and a United States Representative from Rhode Island.

Early life[edit]

Born on the island of Prudence, Rhode Island, Pearce was graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1808, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.[1] He studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Newport, Rhode Island.

Career[edit]

Pearce held various local offices including Attorney general of Rhode Island 1819-1825 and United States district attorney in 1824 and 1825.[2] He served as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

Pearce was elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses; as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses; and as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses. He served in the United States House of Representatives from (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1837). He was chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses).

An unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Pearce resumed his practice.

Death[edit]

Pearce died in Newport, Rhode Island, on May 9, 1849 (age 60 years, 36 days)..He is interred in the Common Burial Ground, Providence Rhode Island.

Family life[edit]

Son of Samuel and Hannah Jerauld Pearce, he married Abigail Coggershall and they had seven children, Samuel Pearce, Hannah Jerould Pearce, Abby Perry Pearce, Abigail Pearce, Ann Townsend Pearce, Catherine P Pearce, Dutee J Pearce. She passed away on July 4, 1827, and he married Harriet Boss and had two children, Dutee Jerauld Pearce and Harriet Boss Pearce.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catalogue of the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University. Phi Beta Kappa. Rhode Island Alpha. Brown University 1904. p. 10. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Garrison, William Lloyd. A House Dividing Against Itself, 1836-1840. Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1971. p. 49. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dutee Jerauld Pearce". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

External links[edit]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles H. Page
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's At-large district

1825—1837
Succeeded by
James M. Pendleton

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.