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SHEAFE, James

1755–1829

Biography

SHEAFE, James, a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., November 16, 1755; completed preparatory studies and graduated from Harvard College in 1774; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1788-1790; member, State senate 1791, 1793, 1799; member, State executive council 1799; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1801, until his resignation on June 14, 1802; unsuccessful candidate for governor of New Hampshire in 1816; died in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, N.H., December 5, 1829; interment in St. John's Church Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Papers: 1816. 2 letters.

New Hampshire Historical Society

Concord, NH
Papers: In Sheafe family papers, 1768-1830. Ca. 200 items. Business papers and accounts, memorials offered in Congress, financial records, and family papers.
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