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  Gorham, Benjamin
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AffiliationNational Republican   
NameBenjamin Gorham
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Boston, Massachusetts , United States
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Born February 13, 1775
DiedSeptember 27, 1855 (80 years)
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Aug 12, 2015 05:53pm
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InfoGORHAM, Benjamin, (son of Nathaniel Gorham), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Charlestown, Mass., February 13, 1775; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Harvard University in 1795; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives 1814-1818; served in the State senate from May 26, 1819, to January 10, 1821, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Mason; reelected as Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and served from November 6, 1820, to March 3, 1823; again a member of the State senate for one term beginning May 28, 1823; elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster; reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress and served from July 23, 1827, to March 3, 1831; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); again a member of the State house of representatives in 1841; resumed the practice of law; died in Boston, Mass., September 27, 1855; interment in the old burial ground of Phipps Street Cemetery, Charlestown, Mass.


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  06/10/1833 MA District 1 - 3rd Trial Won 56.85% (+24.28%)
  11/07/1828 MA District 1 (Suffolk) Won 78.61% (+58.70%)
  07/23/1827 MA District 1 (Suffolk) - Special Election Won 58.91% (+34.13%)
  11/06/1820 MA District 1 (Suffolk) Won 57.92% (+17.74%)
  11/06/1820 MA District 1 (Suffolk) - Special Election - 2nd Trial Won 57.97% (+17.86%)
  10/23/1820 MA District 1 (Suffolk) - Special Election - 1st Trial Won 48.33% (+22.26%)
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