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  Varnum, Joseph Bradley
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NameJoseph Bradley Varnum
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Dracut, Massachusetts , United States
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Born January 29, 1750
DiedSeptember 21, 1821 (71 years)
ContributorRalphie
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Jul 31, 2007 03:51pm
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InfoVARNUM, Joseph Bradley, (brother of James Mitchell Varnum), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Dracut, Middlesex County, Mass., January 29, 1750 or 1751; largely self-taught; farmer; served in the Revolutionary Army; member, State house of representatives 1780-1785; member, State senate 1786-1795; delegate to the State convention that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788; justice of the court of common pleas; chief justice of the court of general sessions; elected to the Fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, to June 29, 1811, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; Speaker of the House during the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses; chairman, Committee on Elections (Fifth Congress); elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate in 1811 to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4, 1811, and served from June 29, 1811, to March 3, 1817; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirteenth Congress; chairman, Committee on Militia (Fourteenth Congress); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820; member, State senate 1817-1821; died in Dracut, Mass., September 21, 1821; interment in Varnum Cemetery.

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  11/02/1818 MA District 3 (Essex North) Lost 7.91% (-79.08%)
  12/06/1813 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/05/1813 MA Governor Lost 42.89% (-14.00%)
  11/05/1810 MA District 4 (Middlesex) Won 68.82% (+37.64%)
  11/03/1810 MA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/22/1809 US House Speaker Won 50.00% (+20.00%)
  11/07/1808 MA District 4 (Middlesex) Won 63.45% (+26.90%)
  10/26/1807 US House Speaker Won 50.43% (+29.91%)
  11/03/1806 MA District 4 (Middlesex) Won 74.63% (+49.25%)
  12/02/1805 US House Speaker Lost 23.08% (-26.50%)
  11/05/1804 MA District 4 (Middlesex) Won 71.86% (+43.73%)
  10/17/1803 US House Speaker Lost 28.04% (-42.99%)
  11/01/1802 MA District 4 (Middlesex) Won 70.08% (+42.39%)
  11/03/1800 MA - 2nd Middle Won 71.80% (+44.64%)
  11/05/1798 MA - 2nd Middle Won 63.48% (+33.29%)
  11/07/1796 MA - 2nd Middle Won 66.43% (+50.25%)
  03/23/1795 MA - 2nd Middle - 3rd Trial Won 51.36% (+2.72%)
  01/17/1795 MA - 2nd Middle - 2nd Trial Won 49.39% (+0.61%)
  11/03/1794 MA - 2nd Middle - 1st Trial Lost 27.72% (-11.55%)
  01/14/1793 MA District 1 - 2nd Trial Lost 3.77% (-25.55%)
  11/02/1792 MA District 1 - Middlesex Lost 24.83% (-33.42%)
  10/04/1790 MA District 3 Lost 0.73% (-58.82%)
  01/29/1789 MA District 3 - 2nd Trial Lost 19.60% (-41.46%)
  01/07/1789 MA Presidential Elector - District 03 Lost 7.62% (-16.34%)
  12/17/1788 MA District 3 - 1st Trial Lost 17.24% (-19.14%)
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