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Nahum Mitchell

Nahum Mitchell, American jurist, congressman.

Background

  • Mitchell, Nahum was born on February 12, 1769 in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Cushing and Jennet (Orr) Mitchell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1789.

    Career

    • Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1792. Member Massachusetts House Representatives, 1798-1802, 09-10, 12-13, 39-40. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 8th Congress, 1803-1805.

      Member Massachusetts Senate, 1813-1814. Member Massachusetts Government's Council, 1814-1820. Treasurer Massachusetts, 1821-1826.

      Justice Massachusetts Circuit Court of Common Pleas, 1811-1821, chief justice, 1819-1821. Chosen chairman commissioner in charge of route for Boston & Albany R.R., 1827. Helped found, endow Plymouth County Academy, 1799, trustee, 54 years.

      President Bridgewater’s 1st lyceum, 1827. Member Massachusetts History Society, 1818, librarian, 1835-1836, treasurer, 1839-1844. Assisted in compiling: The Columbian and European Harmony: or Bridgewater Collection of Sacred Music, 1802.

      History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1840.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts House Representatives, 1798-1802, 09-10, 12-13, 39-40. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 8th Congress, 1803-1805. Member Massachusetts Senate, 1813-1814.

    Member Massachusetts Government's Council, 1814-1820. Member Massachusetts History Society, 1818, librarian, 1835-1836, treasurer, 1839-1844. Assisted in compiling: The Columbian and European Harmony: or Bridgewater Collection of Sacred Music, 1802.

    Connections

    • Married Nabby Lazell, 1794, 2 sons, 3 daus.
    • father: Cushing Mitchell
    • mother: Jennet (Orr) Mitchell
    • spouse: Nabby Lazell
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    Died August 1, 1853
    (aged 84)
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