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  Rantoul, Robert
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameRobert Rantoul
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Beverly, Massachusetts , United States
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Born August 13, 1805
DiedAugust 07, 1852 (46 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Apr 11, 2015 08:14pm
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InfoRANTOUL, Robert, Jr., a Senator and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Beverly, Mass., August 13, 1805; attended the common schools and Phillips Andover Academy, Andover, Mass.; graduated from Harvard University in 1826; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Salem; moved to South Reading in 1830, to Gloucester in 1832, and to Boston in 1838, and practiced law; member, State house of representatives 1835-1839; member of the commission to revise the laws of Massachusetts; member of the State board of education 1837-1842; United States district attorney for Massachusetts 1846-1849; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster and served from February 1 to March 3, 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1851, until his death in Washington, D.C., on August 7, 1852; interment in Central Cemetery, Beverly, Mass.


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  05/26/1851 MA District 2 - 4th Trial Won 51.43% (+7.83%)
  04/07/1851 MA District 2 - 3rd Trial Lost 33.78% (-11.79%)
  01/31/1851 MA US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/20/1851 MA District 2 - Special Election - 4th Trial Lost 33.09% (-14.87%)
  01/20/1851 MA District 2 - 2nd Trial Lost 33.05% (-14.93%)
  11/11/1850 MA District 2 - 1st Trial Lost 33.05% (-11.34%)
  11/11/1850 MA District 2 - Special Election - 3rd Trial Lost 34.50% (-9.27%)
  09/09/1850 MA District 2 - Special Election - 2nd Trial Lost 35.72% (-12.93%)
  08/19/1850 MA District 2 - Special Election - 1st Trial Lost 33.18% (-16.23%)
  01/01/1849 MA District 2 - 2nd Trial Lost 20.64% (-33.97%)
  11/13/1848 MA District 2 - 1st Trial Lost 25.46% (-19.84%)
  04/03/1843 MA District 2 - 3rd Trial Won 45.38% (+1.41%)
  02/13/1843 MA District 2 - 2nd Trial Won 49.09% (+9.98%)
  11/14/1842 MA District 2 - 1st Trial Won 46.88% (+4.12%)
  11/09/1840 MA District 2 Lost 41.00% (-18.00%)
  11/12/1838 MA District 2 Lost 32.23% (-27.03%)
  11/12/1838 MA District 2 - Special Election Lost 32.25% (-26.90%)
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