Ezekiel Whitman

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Ezekiel Whitman was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine. He was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts on March 9, 1776. He graduated from Brown University in 1795. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in New Gloucester, Maine and in Portland, Maine (both communities a district of Massachusetts until 1820.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1806 to the Tenth Congress. He was elected as a Federalist from Massachusetts to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811). He was a member of the executive council in 1815 and 1816. He was elected to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821). Whitmnan was a delegate to the convention in 1819 that framed the first State constitution of Maine. He was elected to the Seventeenth Congress from Maine and served from March 4, 1821, to June 1, 1822, when he resigned.

He served as a judge of the court of common pleas of Maine 1822-1841. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. Whitman served as chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court 1841-1848. He retired in 1852 and returned to East Bridgewater, Massachusetts where he died on August 1, 1866.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel Ilsley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 15th congressional district

(Maine district)
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
Succeeded by
William Widgery
Preceded by
George Bradbury
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 15th congressional district

(Maine district)
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821
Succeeded by
District moved to Maine
Preceded by
District moved from Massachusetts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1821 – June 1, 1822
Succeeded by
Mark Harris