John Locke (Massachusetts)

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John Locke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by Samuel C. Allen
Succeeded by Joseph G. Kendall
Personal details
Born February 14, 1764
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Died March 29, 1855(1855-03-29) (aged 91)
Boston, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) Hannah Goodwin[1]
Profession Attorney[1]

John Locke (February 14, 1764 – March 29, 1855), was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.[2][3] He was born in Hopkinton, Middlesex County, and attended Andover Academy and Dartmouth College, eventually graduating from Harvard University in 1792. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar and began practicing law in Ashby in 1796.

Political career[edit]

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1804, 1805, 1813, and 1823, and was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820. He was elected to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth U.S. Congresses (March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829); He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1828. Locke was then a member of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1830, and of the State executive council in 1831. At this time he also resumed the practice of law.

Writing[edit]

He wrote two "essays" about how the Articles were wrong, and was ridiculed greatly by peers.

Death[edit]

Locke died in Boston, Massachusetts on March 29, 1855; he is interred in Lowell Cemetery in Lowell.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts: Including Natives Who Have Practised Elsewhere and Those Also Who Have Studied Law in the Town, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 127. 
  2. ^ Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts: Including Natives Who Have Practised Elsewhere and Those Also Who Have Studied Law in the Town, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 126. 
  3. ^ a b Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1890), History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men Vol. 1, Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Lewis & CO., p. L. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel C. Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
Succeeded by
Joseph G. Kendall