Benjamin Thompson (politician)

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Benjamin Thompson (August 5, 1798 – September 24, 1852) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Thompson attended the public schools, and then engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1830–1831 and 1833–1836. He served in the Massachusetts Senate in 1841.

Thompson was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1847). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1846.

Thompson was elected to the Thirty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1851, until his death in Charlestown, Massachusetts, September 24, 1852. He was interred in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C..

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Parmenter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1847
Succeeded by
John G. Palfrey
Preceded by
John G. Palfrey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1851 – September 24, 1852
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Sabine