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Samuel Dexter

Samuel Dexter was an American congressman, secretary of the treasury. He was a member of Massachusetts House of Representatives from. Charlestown, 1788-1790, a member of United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 3d congress, 1793-1795, a member of United States Senate from Massachusetts, December 2, 1799-June 1800.

Background

  • Dexter, Samuel was born on May 14, 1761 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Hannah (Sigourney) Dexter.

  • Education

    • Graduate with highest honors, Harvard, 1781, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1813.

    Career

    • Admitted to Worcester County bar, 1784. Member Massachusetts House of Representatives from. Charlestown, 1788-1790.

      Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 3d congress, 1793-1795. Member United States Senate from Massachusetts, December 2, 1799-June 1800. United States secretary of war under President Adams, 1800, secretary of treasury, 1801-1802.

      Unsuccessful candidate for government Massachusetts, 1814, 15. President 1st Massachusetts society to promote temperance, overseer Harvard.

    Membership

    Member of Massachusetts House of Representatives from. Charlestown, 1788-1790.

    Member of United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Massachusetts, 3d congress, 1793-1795.

    Member of United States Senate from Massachusetts, December 2, 1799-June 1800.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Gordon, March 7, 1786, 1 son, Franklin.
    • father: Samuel Dexter
    • mother: Hannah (Sigourney) Dexter
    • spouse: Catherine Gordon
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    Died May 4, 1816
    (aged 54)
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