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  Dalton, Tristam
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NameTristam Dalton
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, Massachusetts , United States
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Born May 28, 1738
DiedMay 30, 1817 (79 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Feb 05, 2013 11:48am
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InfoDALTON, Tristram, a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Newburyport, Mass., May 28, 1738; attended Dummer Academy, Byfield, Mass., and graduated from Harvard College in 1755; studied law; admitted to the bar but did not practice; engaged in mercantile pursuits; delegate from Massachusetts to the convention of committees of New England Provinces which met in Providence, R.I., December 25, 1776; member, State house of representatives 1782-1785, and served as speaker in 1784; elected to the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1784, but did not attend; member, State senate 1785-1788; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1789, to March 3, 1791; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1790; surveyor of the port of Boston from November 1814 until his death in Boston, Mass., May 30, 1817; interment in the churchyard of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newburyport, Essex County, Mass.


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