Joseph Richardson (U.S. politician)

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Joseph Richardson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
Personal details
Born February 1, 1778
Billerica, Massachusetts
Died September 25, 1871(1871-09-25) (aged 93)
Hingham, Massachusetts
Resting place Old Ship Cemetery
Alma mater Dartmouth College

Joseph Richardson (February 1, 1778 - September 25, 1871) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Billerica, Massachusetts, Richardson attended public and private schools. He was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1802. He was a teacher in Charlestown 1804-1806. He studied theology and was ordained a minister and assigned to the first parish of the Unitarian Church in Hingham on July 2, 1806. He served as delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1820. He served as member of the state house of representatives in 1821 and 1822. He served in the state senate in 1823, 1824, and 1826.

Richardson was elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress.

He resumed his ministerial duties, and died in Hingham, Massachusetts, on September 25, 1871. He was interred in Old Ship Cemetery.

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