John Locke (Massachusetts)
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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 6th district
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833
|Preceded by||Samuel Clesson Allen|
|Succeeded by||Joseph G. Kendall|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Born||February 14, 1764|
|Died||March 29, 1855 (aged 91)|
John Locke (February 14, 1764 – March 29, 1855), was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Hopkinton, Middlesex County, and attended Andover Academy and Dartmouth College, eventually graduating from Harvard University in 1792. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar and began practicing law in Ashby in 1796.
He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1804, 1805, 1813, and 1823, and was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820. He was elected to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth U.S. Congresses (March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829); He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1828. Locke was then a member of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1830, and of the State executive council in 1831. At this time he also resumed the practice of law.
He wrote two "essays" about how the Articles were wrong, and was ridiculed greatly by peers.
- Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts: Including Natives Who Have Practised Elsewhere and Those Also Who Have Studied Law in the Town, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 127.
- Green, Samuel Abbott (1892), An Account of the Lawyers of Groton, Massachusetts: Including Natives Who Have Practised Elsewhere and Those Also Who Have Studied Law in the Town, Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, p. 126.
- Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1890), History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men Vol. 1, Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Lewis & CO., p. L.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Samuel C. Allen
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
Joseph G. Kendall
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