James Sheafe

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James Sheafe
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United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
March 4, 1801 – June 14, 1802
Preceded by John Langdon
Succeeded by William Plumer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's At-large district (Seat 1)
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 4, 1801
Preceded by Peleg Sprague
Succeeded by George B. Upham
Personal details
Born (1755-11-16)November 16, 1755
Portsmouth, Province of New Hampshire
Died December 5, 1829(1829-12-05) (aged 74)
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Political party Federalist
Residence Portsmouth
Alma mater Harvard University

James Sheafe (November 16, 1755 – December 5, 1829) was a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Portsmouth, he completed preparatory studies and graduated from Harvard College in 1774. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1788 to 1790, a member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1791, 1793 and 1799, and a member of the state Executive Council in 1799.

Sheafe was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799 – March 4, 1801); he was then elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1801, until his resignation on June 14, 1802. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Hampshire in 1816 and died in Portsmouth; interment was in St. John's Church Cemetery.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
John Langdon
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
1801–1802
Served alongside: Samuel Livermore, Simeon Olcott
Succeeded by
William Plumer