Ebenezer Mattoon

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Ebenezer Mattoon
Town Hall (Amherst, Massachusetts) - IMG 6531.JPG
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
February 2, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded by Samuel Lyman
Succeeded by Manasseh Cutler
Personal details
Born August 19, 1755
Amherst, Massachusetts
Died September 11, 1843 (aged 88)
Amherst, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist

Ebenezer Mattoon (August 19, 1755 - September 11, 1843) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in North Amherst on August 19, 1755. He attended the common schools and received private instruction. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1776. Mattoon served in the Revolutionary Army. He taught school and also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was a justice of the peace 1782-1796, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He served from the rank of captain to that of major general of the Fourth Division, State militia. He was appointed Sheriff of Hampshire County and served twenty years. Mattoon was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Lyman. He was reelected to the Seventh Congress and served from February 2, 1801 – March 3, 1803.

He again served as a state representative in 1812. He also served as adjutant general of the Massachusetts Militia with the rank of major general from 1816 to 1818. He was elected captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts in 1817 and served a one year term. He became totally blind in 1818 and retired from active public life.

He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1820. Mattoon died in Amherst on September 11, 1843. His interment was in West Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Lyman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

February 2, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
Manasseh Cutler