Joseph Healy

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Joseph Healy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At large district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Preceded by William Plumer, Jr.
Succeeded by Henry Hubbard
Personal details
Born (1776-08-21)August 21, 1776
Newton, Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Died October 10, 1861(1861-10-10) (aged 85)
Washington, Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting place Old Cemetery
Washington, Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA
Political party Adams Party
Spouse(s) Ruth Jaquith Healy
Sally Copeland Healy
Children Harvey Healy
Clara Healy
Louisa Healy
John Plummer Healy
Langdon Healy
Sullivan Wight Healy
Parents John Healy
Mary Wight Healy
Profession Farmer
Hotel Keeper

Joseph Healy (August 21, 1776 – October 10, 1861) was an American politician, farmer, innkeeper, and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Born in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Healy completed his preparatory studies, and worked at farming and as an inn keeper.


Healy became a member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1824.

Elected by a 4,000 majority over Federalist, Ezekiel Webster,[1] as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, Healy served as a United States Representative from the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829).

After leaving Congress, Healy was a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council from 1829-1832.[2] He resumed agricultural pursuits and the hotel business.


Healy died in Washington, Sullivan County, New Hampshire on October 10, 1861 (age 85 years, 50 days). He is interred at Old Cemetery, Washington, New Hampshire.

Family life[edit]

Son of John Healy, Mary Wight Healy, he married Ruth Jaquith on December 21, 1801 and their son, Harvey was born December 24, 1802. After her death on June 19, 1807, he married Sally Copeland on February 2, 1808 and they had two daughters, Clara and Louisa; and three sons, John Plummer Healy,[3]Langdon Healy, and Sullivan Wight Healy.[4]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Plumer, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry Hubbard