|Judge of the
United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
December 16, 1830 – April 7, 1866
|Appointed by||Andrew Jackson|
|Preceded by||John Samuel Sherburne|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Clark|
|13th Governor of New Hampshire|
June 3, 1830 – February 28, 1831
|Preceded by||Benjamin Pierce|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Dinsmoor|
|Member of U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large district
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1825
|Preceded by||Clifton Clagett|
|Succeeded by||Nehemiah Eastman|
|President of the New Hampshire Senate|
|Member of the New Hampshire Senate|
|Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
|Preceded by||Henry B. Chase|
|Succeeded by||Ichabod Bartlett|
|Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
June 21, 1781|
Sutton, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Died||April 7, 1866
Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Resting place||Old North Cemetery|
Hannah Hadley Harvey
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College, 1806|
Matthew Harvey (June 21, 1781 – April 7, 1866) was an American lawyer and politician from New Hampshire. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as the 13th governor of New Hampshire. He was a long serving United States federal judge.
Early life and career
Born in Sutton, New Hampshire, Harvey studied with private tutors. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1806, read law and was admitted to the bar in 1809. He began the practice of law in Hopkinton, New Hampshire in 1809 and practiced there until 1814.
Harvey was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1814 to 1821, serving as Speaker of the State House from 1818 to 1820. He was a member of the New Hampshire Senate and President from 1825 to 1827.
Elected as a Democratic-Republican, Harvey represented New Hampshire in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1821 to March 4, 1825, during the Seventeenth U.S. Congress and the Eighteenth U.S. Congress. He was then a member of the New Hampshire Senate from 1825 to 1827, and a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council from 1828 to 1829.
Harvey served one abbreviated term as Governor of New Hampshire, beginning in 1830. On November 2, 1830, Harvey received a recess appointment from President Andrew Jackson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire vacated by John Samuel Sherburne. Formally nominated on December 14, 1830, Harvey was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1830, and received his commission the same day. Harvey resigned as governor on February 28, 1831. He remained on the bench until his death in Concord in 1866, and is buried there at the Old North Cemetery.
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- Matthew Harvey at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- National Governors Association
- Matthew Harvey at Find a Grave
John Samuel Sherburne
|Judge of the District Court for the District of New Hampshire
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large (Seat 3) congressional district
|Governor of New Hampshire
1830–February 28, 1831
Henry B. Chase
|Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
29th New Hampshire General Court