Jonathan Harvey (congressman)

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Jonathan Harvey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At large district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1831
Preceded by Aaron Matson
Succeeded by Joseph M. Harper
Member of the
Executive Council of New Hampshire
In office
President of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
Preceded by William Badger
Succeeded by David L. Morrill
Personal details
Born (1780-02-25)February 25, 1780
Sutton, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died August 23, 1859(1859-08-23) (aged 79)
North Sutton, New Hampshire, U.S.
Resting place North Sutton Cemetery, North Sutton, New Hampshire
Political party Jacksonian
Relations Matthew Harvey.
Occupation Farmer

Jonathan Harvey (February 25, 1780 – August 23, 1859) was an American farmer and politician from New Hampshire. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the early 1800s.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sutton, New Hampshire, Harvey was the son of Matthew and Hannah (Hadley) Harvey.[1] He was the brother of Matthew Harvey, a United States federal judge.[2] He attended the common schools before engaging in agricultural pursuits.


He served as member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1811 to 1816, 1831 to 1834, and 1838 to 1840. He served in the New Hampshire Senate from 1816 to 1823, and was president of the State Senate from 1817 to 1823. He was a member of the Executive Council of New Hampshire from 1823 to 1825.[3]

Elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Congresses, Harvey served from March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1831.[4] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1830, and retired to his farm at North Sutton, New Hampshire.


Harvey died on August 23, 1859 (age 79 years, 179 days) at North Sutton, New Hampshire. He is interred at North Sutton Cemetery in North Sutton, New Hampshire.[5]


  1. ^ Jonathan Harvey. Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Benjamin, Walter Romeyn (1903). The Collector: A Monthly Magazine for Autograph and Historical Collectors, Volume 16, Issue 10. W. R. Benjamin Autographs. 
  3. ^ McFarland & Jenks (1870). Political Manual and Annual Register for the State of New Hampshire. McFarland & Jenks. p. 55. 
  4. ^ "Jonathan Harvey". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, with Listings of Many Prominent People who Were Cremated. Genealogical Publishing Com,. p. 222. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Badger
President of the
New Hampshire Senate

Succeeded by
David L. Morrill