Peleg Coffin Jr.

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Peleg Coffin Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Serving with Shearjashub Bourne (General ticket)
Preceded by Elbridge Gerry
Succeeded by Samuel Lyman
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
In office
1797–1801
Preceded by Thomas Davis
Succeeded by Jonathan Jackson
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
Nantucket District
In office
1795-1796 [1]
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
Nantucket District
In office
1790[1] – 1792[1]
Preceded by Isaac Coffin[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
Nantucket District
In office
1785[1] – 1786[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Nantucket District
In office
1783 [1] – 1784 [1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1789
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Nantucket District
In office
1783[1] – 1784[1]
Personal details
Born November 3, 1756
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Died March 6, 1805 (aged 48)
Resting place Mount Auburn Cemetery
Nationality American

Peleg Coffin Jr. (November 3, 1756 – March 6, 1805) was an American financier, insurer, and politician from Nantucket and Boston, Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

Coffin was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, into a whaling family; his parents were Peleg and Elizabeth (Hussey) Coffin. Coffin's father was lost at sea a month after he was born. This early background led him to found and head the New England Marine Insurance Company.

Public service[edit]

Coffin served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1783-1784, and in 1789, and in the Massachusetts Senate from 1785 to 1787, 1789 to 1792, and 1795 to 1796.[1] He was elected to represent Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives in the 3rd United States Congress from March 4, 1793 to March 3, 1795. Coffin was the Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts from 1797 to 1801.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Starbuck, Alexander (July 26, 1911), Proceedings of the Nantucket Historical Association, SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING, July Twenty-sixth, Nineteen Hundred Eleven, Nantucket, Massachusetts: Nantucket Historical Association, p. 30. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elbridge Gerry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

(alongside Shearjashub Bourne on a General ticket)
March 4, 1793–March 4, 1795
Succeeded by
Samuel Lyman
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Davis
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
1797–1801
Succeeded by
Jonathan Jackson