Joshua Gage

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Not to be confused with contemporary poet Joshua Gage


Joshua Gage
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Preceded by Samuel S. Conner
Succeeded by Joshua Cushman
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate[1]
In office
1813–1813
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate[1]
In office
1815–1818
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1815–1817
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1805–1807
Personal details
Spouse(s) Abigail[1]
Children Daniel, Henry, Caroline, Franklin[1]

Joshua Gage (August 7, 1763 – January 24, 1831) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Harwich, Massachusetts, Gage completed preparatory studies. In 1795, he moved to Augusta, Maine (until 1820 a district of Massachusetts). He was a master mariner, and subsequently became engaged in mercantile pursuits. Gage was the Chairman of the Augusta, Massachusetts, Board of Selectmen, in 1803.[1] He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He also served as Treasurer of Kennebec County from 1810 to 1831.

Gage was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819). After leaving the House Gage served as member of the Executive Council of Maine in Governor Parris' administration.[1] Gage died in Augusta on January 24, 1831.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h North, James W. (1870), The history of Augusta, from the earliest settlement to the present time, Augusta, ME: Clapp & North, p. 874. 

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