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Jonas Kendall

Jonas Kendall was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, father of Joseph Gowing Kendall.

Background

  • Born in Leominster, Massachusetts.

  • Career

    • He engaged in the manufacture of paper in Leominster, Massachusetts, in 1796. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1800, 1801 from 1803 to 1807, and 1821. He served in the State senate 1808–1811. He served as member of the school board in 1803, 1811, and 1814. He served as member of the executive council in 1822. He served as presidential elector on the Federalist ticket in 1816.

      Kendall was elected as a Federalist to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress. He resumed the manufacture of paper. He died in Leominster, Massachusetts, October 22, 1844. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.

    Politics

    The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801. The party was formed by Alexander Hamilton, who, during George Washington's first term, built a network of supporters, largely urban bankers and businessmen, to support his fiscal policies. These supporters grew into the Federalist Party committed to a fiscally sound and nationalistic government. The United States' only Federalist president was John Adams; although George Washington was broadly sympathetic to the Federalist program, he remained an independent his entire presidency.

    Party affiliation: Federalist Party

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    Jonas Kendall
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    Died October 22, 1844
    (aged 86)
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    • 1796 - 1796
      Manufacturer, Paper manufature
      Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1800 - 1800
      Member, The United States House of Representatives
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1801 - 1801
      Member, The United States House of Representatives
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1803 - 1807
      Member, The United States House of Representatives
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1803 - 1803
      Member of the school board, The United States Senate
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1808 - 1811
      Senator, The United States Senate
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1811 - 1811
      Member of the school board, The United States Senate
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1814 - 1814
      Member of the school board, The United States Senate
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1816 - 1816
      Presidential elector on the Federalist ticket, The United States Senate
      Washington D.C., United States
    • March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1821
      Congressman, The United States Congress
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1821 - 1821
      Member, The United States House of Representatives
      Washington D.C., United States
    • 1822 - 1822
      Member of the executive council, The United States Senate
      Washington D.C., United States
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