Eli P. Ashmun
|Eli Porter Ashmun|
|United States Senator
June 12, 1816 – May 10, 1818
|Preceded by||Christopher Gore|
|Succeeded by||Prentiss Mellen|
|Member of the Massachusetts Senate|
June 24, 1770|
Albany, New York
|Died||May 10, 1819
|Resting place||Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts|
John Hooker Ashmun b. July 3, 1800, d. April 1, 1833.
|Alma mater||Middlebury College|
Born in a small village north of Albany, New York on the Hudson River, he attended the local school and attended Middlebury College, graduating in 1807. He studied law, was admitted to the state bar and began his practice in Blandford, soon moving to Northampton, and was in the Massachusetts Senate from 1808 to 1810. In 1816, he served with the Massachusetts Governor's Council. Following the resignation of Senator Christopher Gore, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving from June 12, 1816, to May 10, 1818. He died in 1819 and is interred in Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton.
- United States Congress. "Eli P. Ashmun (id: A000317)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Eli P. Ashmun at Find a Grave
- Political Graveyard
- Northampton Cemetery Inscriptions
- Clark, Solomon (1882), Antiquities, Historicals and Graduates of Northampton, Northampton, MA.: Solomon Clark, p. 277.
- Davis, William Thomas (1895), Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume I, Boston, MA.: The Boston History Company, p. 321.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Massachusetts
Served alongside: Joseph B. Varnum, Harrison Gray Otis
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