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BARTLETT, Bailey

1750–1830

Biography

BARTLETT, Bailey, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., January 29, 1750; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1789; member of the State house of representatives 1781-1784 and in 1788; member of the convention which adopted the Constitution of the United States in 1788; served in the State senate in 1789; appointed high sheriff of Essex County by Gov. John Hancock and served from July 1, 1789, until December 5, 1811; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Theophilus Bradbury; reelected to the Sixth Congress and served from November 27, 1797, to March 3, 1801; was not a candidate for renomination in 1800; served as treasurer of Essex County in 1812; again appointed high sheriff of Essex County on June 20, 1812, and served until his death; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820; died in Haverhill, Mass., September 9, 1830; interment in Pentucket Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, MA
Papers: In Bartlett family papers. Includes his interleaved almanac (1818) containing remarks on Haverhill Bridge and on agriculture.
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