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MITCHELL, Nahum

1769–1853

Biography

MITCHELL, Nahum, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Mass., February 12, 1769; attended the local school; was graduated from Harvard University in 1789; studied law in Plymouth, Mass.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in East Bridgewater, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives 1798-1802; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); was not a candidate for renomination; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1809 and 1812; judge of the common pleas court 1811-1821 and chief justice 1819-1821; served in the State senate in 1813 and 1814; member of the Governor's council 1814-1820; State treasurer of Massachusetts 1822-1827; librarian in 1835 and 1836 and treasurer 1839-1845 of the Massachusetts Historical Society; died in Plymouth, Mass., August 1, 1853; interment in Old Central Street Cemetery, East Bridgewater, Mass.

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1845. 1 letter.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: December 27, 1803; January 21 and March 2, 1804. 3 letters. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Mitchell, Nahum. History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive family register. With an introductory note by Edward C. Mitchell. Boston: Printed for the author by Kidder & Wright, 1840. Reprint, Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1970.

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