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  Choate, Rufus
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NameRufus Choate
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, Massachusetts , United States
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Born October 01, 1799
DiedJuly 13, 1859 (59 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Dec 16, 2005 02:48pm
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InfoCHOATE, Rufus, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Essex, Mass., on October 1, 1799; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1819; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Danvers, Mass., in 1823; member, State house of representatives 1825; member, State senate 1826; moved to Salem in 1828; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1831, to June 30, 1834, when he resigned; moved to Boston in 1834; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Webster and served from February 23, 1841, to March 3, 1845; retired from political life to devote his time to law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; attorney general of Massachusetts in 1853; died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 13, 1859; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1900-47, 1905-31, 1910-28, 1915-52.

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  01/14/1857 MA US Senate Lost 0.26% (-96.62%)
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  11/01/1830 MA District 2 (Essex South) Won 59.12% (+33.06%)
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