Benjamin Goodhue

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Benjamin Goodhue
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st, 2nd & 10th district
In office
March 4, 1789 – June 1796
Preceded by Fisher Ames (1st)
None preceded him as Representative for 2nd or 10th districts
Succeeded by Dwight Foster,
William Lyman (2nd),
Theodore Sedgwick, Artemas Ward (General Ticket)
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
June 11, 1796 – November 8, 1800
Preceded by George Cabot
Succeeded by Jonathan Mason
Personal details
Born (1748-09-20)September 20, 1748
Salem, Massachusetts
Died July 28, 1814(1814-07-28) (aged 65)
Salem, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Merchant

Benjamin Goodhue (September 20, 1748 – July 28, 1814) was a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts.

Goodhue was born in Salem, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College in 1766. He worked as a merchant and became a member of the State house of representatives 1780-1782 and later a State senator in 1783 and 1786-1788. He was also a member of the State constitutional convention in 1779 and 1780. Goodhue was elected to the First and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1789, until his resignation in June 1796. He was chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures in the Fourth United States Congress. He was elected in 1796 as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Cabot. He was reelected and served from June 11, 1796, to November 8, 1800, when he resigned. He died in Salem on July 28, 1814. He is buried in Broad Street Cemetery. A World War II Liberty ship was named in his honor.

Goodhue was a member of the Federalist Party and its Essex Junto.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
None; first in line
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793
Succeeded by
Dwight Foster, William Lyman, Theodore Sedgwick, Artemas Ward
Preceded by
Fisher Ames
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
alongside: Fisher Ames, Samuel Dexter, and Samuel Holten on a General ticket
Succeeded by
Theodore Sedgwick
Preceded by
None; first in line
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1795 – June 1796
Succeeded by
Samuel Sewall
United States Senate
Preceded by
George Cabot
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Massachusetts
1796–1800
Served alongside: Theodore Sedgwick, Samuel Dexter, Dwight Foster
Succeeded by
Jonathan Mason