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Samuel Livermore

Samuel Livermore, American Continental congressman, senator. member N.H. General Court, 1768-1770; member Continental Congress from N.H., 1780-1782; member Congress of the Confederation, 1785; member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788; member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 1st-2d congresses, 1789-1793; member United States Senate from N.H., 1793-1801, president pro tem, 1797, 99.

Background

  • Livermore, Samuel was born on May 25, 1732 in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Hannah (Brown) Livermore.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1752.

    Career

    • Admitted to N.H. bar, 1756. Member N.H. General Court, 1768-1770. King’s attorney and judge advisory N.H. Admiralty Court, 1769-1774.

      An original grantee and chief proprietor of Holderness (N. H.). Attorney-general N.H., 1776. Member Continental Congress from N.H., 1780-1782.

      Chief justice N.H. Supreme Court, 1782-1790. Member Congress of the Confederation, 1785. Member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788.

      Member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 1st-2d congresses, 1789-1793. President N.H. Constnl. Convention, 1791; member United States Senate from N.H., 1793-1801, president pro tem, 1797, 99.

    Membership

    Member N.H. General Court, 1768-1770. Member Continental Congress from N.H., 1780-1782. Member Congress of the Confederation, 1785.

    Member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788. Member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 1st-2d congresses, 1789-1793. Member United States Senate from N.H., 1793-1801, president pro tem, 1797, 99.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Brown, 5 children including Edward St.
    • father: Samuel Livermore
    • mother: Hannah (Brown) Livermore
    • spouse: Jane Brown
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    Died March 18, 1803
    (aged 70)
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