Henry Adams Bellows

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This article is about the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. For the broadcasting executive and translator, see Henry Adams Bellows (businessman).
Portrait by Adna Tenney (1810–1900).

Henry Adams Bellows (1803–1873) was a lawyer, state legislator, and jurist born in Walpole, New Hampshire October 25, 1803 to Joseph and Mary (Adams) Bellows. He was educated at the academy at Windsor, Vermont. He taught school in Walpole and studied law under William C. Bradley, being admitted to the bar in 1826. He practiced in Littleton, New Hampshire from 1828 to 1850, moving to Concord, New Hampshire. He was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Littleton in 1839. He was subsequently elected again to the House from Concord in 1856–1857, and served as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. On 23 September 1859 he was appointed associate justice to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, where he served as a justice from 1859 to 1869 and Chief Justice from 1869 until his death on March 11, 1873.


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Preceded by
Ira Perley
Chief Justice of the New Hampshire
Superior Court of Judicature

Succeeded by
Jonathan Everett Sargent