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LYMAN, William

1755–1811

Biography

LYMAN, William, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Northampton, Mass., December 7, 1755; was graduated from Yale College in 1776; served in the Revolutionary War; during Shays' Rebellion was aide to General Shepard, with rank of major; member of the State house of representatives in 1787; served in the State senate in 1789; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); brigadier general of State militia 1796-1800; United States consul at London, England, from 1805 until his death in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, on September 22, 1811; interment in the cathedral at Gloucester, England, and later a monument was erected to his memory in the Old Cemetery, Northampton, Mass.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 2 items.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: May 17, 1797. 1 letter. Personal business. Finding aid in repository.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: August 21, 1805. 1 official letter. Finding aid in repository.
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