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TENNEY, Samuel

1748–1816

Biography

TENNEY, Samuel, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Byfield, Mass., November 27, 1748; attended Dummer Academy, Byfield, Mass.; was graduated from Harvard College in 1772; taught school in Andover, Mass.; studied medicine and began practice in Exeter, N.H.; surgeon in the Revolutionary War; returned to Exeter at the close of the war and continued the practice of his profession; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1788; judge of probate for Rockingham County 1793-1800; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Gordon; reelected to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses and served from December 8, 1800, to March 3, 1807; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Eighth and Ninth Congresses); pursued literary, historical, and scientific studies; died in Exeter, N.H., February 6, 1816; interment in the Old Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

American Antiquarian Society
Manuscripts Department

Worcester, MA
Papers: In the Rogers Family Papers, 1731-1804, 2 volumes. Persons represented include Samuel Tenney.

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Edward Brown Papers, 1793-1856, 600 items. Correspondents include Samuel Tenney.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: January 6, 1804. 1 letter. Finding aid in repository.

New Hampshire Historical Society

Concord, NH
Papers: In the Levi Bartlett Papers, 1801-1823, 1.5 boxes. Correspondents include Samuel Tenney.
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