Jeremiah Nelson

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Jeremiah Nelson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1805 – March 4, 1807
March 4, 1815 – March 4, 1825
March 4, 1831 – March 4, 1833
Preceded by Manasseh Cutler (1805)
Timothy Pickering (1815)
John Varnum (1825)
Succeeded by Edward St. Loe Livermore (1807)
John Varnum (1825)
Gayton P. Osgood (1833)
Chairman of the
Board of Selectmen
of the Town of
Newburyport, Massachusetts[1]
In office
1811–1812
Member of the
Board of Selectmen
of the Town of
Newburyport, Massachusetts[2]
In office
March 15, 1809 – March 18, 1812
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1804–1805
Personal details
Born September 14, 1769
Rowley, Massachusetts
Died October 2, 1838 (aged 69)
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Resting place Oak Hill Cometary
Political party Federalist
Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Balch[3]
Children Mary Balch Nelson, b. May 29, 1832, d. June 27, 1887;
Elizabeth Mighill Nelson, b. February 8, 1834, d. June 14, 1851;
Jeremiah Nelson, b. January 12, 1836;
John B.Nelson, b. January 3, 1839.[3]
Alma mater Dartmouth

Jeremiah Nelson, was a Representative from Massachusetts.

Nelson was born in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, September 14, 1769 to Solomon and Elizabeth (Mighill) Nelson.[1] He graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1790. He engaged in the mercantile business in Newburyport, Massachusetts.[1]

He was a member of the general court of Massachusetts in 1803 and 1804, was elected as a Federalist to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807); he was not a candidate for renomination in 1806 to the Tenth Congress. In 1811, he served as chairman of the board of selectmen of Newburyport. He was again elected to the Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from (March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1825). During the (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses) he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress.

He served as president of the Newburyport Mutual Fire Co. in 1829. He returned to Congress as an Anti-Jacksonian for the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1832. After leaving politics, he engaged in the shipping business. Nelson died in Newburyport, Massachusetts, October 2, 1838, and was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Currier, John James (1909), History of Newburyport, Mass: 1764-1905, Volume 2, Newburyport, MA: John James Currier, p. 473. 
  2. ^ Currier, John James (1909), History of Newburyport, Mass: 1764-1905, Volume 2, Newburyport, MA: John James Currier, p. 600. 
  3. ^ a b Currier, John James (1909), History of Newburyport, Mass: 1764-1905, Volume 2, Newburyport, MA: John James Currier, p. 474. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Manasseh Cutler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1805 – March 4, 1807
Succeeded by
Edward St. Loe Livermore
Preceded by
Timothy Pickering
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1815 – March 4, 1825
Succeeded by
John Varnum
Preceded by
John Varnum
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1831 – March 4, 1833
Succeeded by
Gayton P. Osgood
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the
Board of Selectmen
of the Town of
Newburyport, Massachusetts

March 15, 1809 - March 18, 1812
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Chairman of the
Board of Selectmen
of the Town of
Newburyport, Massachusetts

1811-1811
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives

1804-1805
Succeeded by