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  Palfrey, John G.
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AffiliationFree Soil   
NameJohn G. Palfrey
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Cambridge, Massachusetts , United States
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Born May 02, 1796
DiedApril 26, 1881 (84 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Dec 24, 2014 03:07pm
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InfoPALFREY, John Gorham, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., May 2, 1796; completed preparatory studies in Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and was graduated from Harvard University in 1815; studied theology and was ordained minister of Brattle Square Unitarian Church, Boston, June 17, 1818; editor of the North American Review 1835-1843; member of the State house of representatives in 1842 and 1843; secretary of state of Massachusetts 1844-1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate on the Free-Soil ticket for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; postmaster of Boston 1861-1867; devoted himself to literary pursuits; died in Cambridge, Mass., April 26, 1881; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


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  01/31/1855 MA US Senate - Special Election Lost 0.74% (-62.07%)
  11/10/1851 MA Governor Lost 20.85% (-11.08%)
  05/26/1851 MA District 4 - 4th Trial Lost 47.00% (-0.65%)
  04/07/1851 MA District 4 - 3rd Trial Lost 40.18% (-1.94%)
  01/20/1851 MA District 4 - 2nd Trial Lost 33.85% (-8.90%)
  01/20/1851 MA District 4 - 12th Trial Lost 34.09% (-8.61%)
  11/11/1850 MA District 4 - 1st Trial Lost 34.25% (-5.36%)
  11/11/1850 MA District 4 - 11th Trial Lost 34.68% (-4.72%)
  08/19/1850 MA District 4 - 10th Trial Won 42.56% (+1.15%)
  05/27/1850 MA District 4 - 9th Trial Won 47.57% (+3.00%)
  03/04/1850 MA District 4 - 8th Trial Lost 38.52% (-2.69%)
  01/21/1850 MA District 4 - 7th Trial Lost 37.92% (-5.80%)
  11/12/1849 MA District 4 - 6th Trial Lost 35.88% (-4.09%)
  09/10/1849 MA District 4 - 5th Trial Won 46.89% (+10.07%)
  06/11/1849 MA District 4 - 4th Trial Won 47.78% (+11.67%)
  03/05/1849 MA District 4 - 3rd Trial Won 47.67% (+13.87%)
  01/01/1849 MA District 4 - 2nd Trial Won 49.31% (+15.36%)
  11/13/1848 MA District 4 - 1st Trial Won 38.48% (+0.28%)
  12/28/1846 MA District 4 - 2nd Trial Won 50.56% (+8.50%)
  11/09/1846 MA District 4 - 1st Trial Won 44.43% (+11.46%)
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