Samuel Thatcher

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Samuel Thatcher
Portrait of Samuel Thatcher.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Orchard Cook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th district
In office
December 6, 1802 – March 3, 1803
Preceded by Silas Lee
Succeeded by Thomson J. Skinner
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1776-07-01)July 1, 1776
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died July 18, 1872(1872-07-18) (aged 96)
Bangor, Maine
Alma mater Harvard College
Profession lawyer

Samuel Thatcher (July 1, 1776 – July 18, 1872) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

He was born in Cambridge, Mass., July 1, 1776; was graduated from Harvard University in 1793; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1797 and commenced practice in New Gloucester, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts); moved to Warrren in 1800; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives 1801–1811; was elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Silas Lee; reelected to the Eighth Congress and served from December 6, 1802, to March 3, 1805; sheriff of Lincoln County, Maine, 1814–1821; member of the Maine house of representatives in 1824; moved to Bangor, Maine, in 1860, and died there July 18, 1872; interment in Bangor's Mount Hope Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Silas Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

(Maine district)
December 6, 1802 – March 3, 1805
Succeeded by
Thomson Skinner