|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
|Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives 30th New Hampshire General Court
June 6, 1821 – June 30, 1821
|Preceded by||Matthew Harvey|
|Succeeded by||Charles Woodman|
July 24, 1786
Salisbury, New Hampshire
|Died||October 19, 1853
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
|Resting place||Harmony Grove Cemetery|
|Political party||Adams-Clay Republican, Adams|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
Bartlett was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire on July 24, 1786. He received a classical education and graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover in 1808. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1811, commencing practice in Durham. He later moved to Portsmouth in 1816 and continued the practice of law.
Bartlett was the clerk of the New Hampshire Senate in 1817 and 1818. He served as the state solicitor for Rockingham County 1819-1821. In addition, he was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives 1819-1821 and served as speaker in 1821. He was elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as an Adams to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829). Bartlett declined the appointment as chief justice of the court of common pleas in 1825 and then was again a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives 1830, 1838, 1851, and 1852. Failing in a bid for governorship of New Hampshire in 1832, he later served as a member of the state constitutional convention in 1850.
Death and Burial
Bartlett died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1853 and was buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery.
- Benton, Josiah Henry (1894), Influence of the Bar in Our State and Federal Government: Annual Address before the Southern New Hampshire Bar Association, Feb. 23, 1894, Boston, Massachusetts: Josiah Henry Benton, p. 60.
- Bartlett, Thomas Edward (1892), The Bartletts: Ancestral, Genealogical, Biographical, Historical. Comprising an account of the American Progenitors of the Bartlett Family, with Special Reference to the Descendants of John Bartlett, of Weymouth and Cumberland, New Haven, Connecticut: Press of the Stafford Printing Co., p. 94.
|Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
30th New Hampshire General Court
June 6, 1821-June 30, 1821
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