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Benjamin Gorham

congressman , lawyer

Benjamin Gorham, American congressman, lawyer. member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1814-1818, 41, Massachusetts Senate, 1819-1821, 23; member United States House of Representatives (filled vacancies) from Massachusetts, 16th-17th, 20th-21st 23d congresses, November 6, 1820-1823, July 23, 1827-1831, 33-35.

Background

Gorham, Benjamin was born on February 13, 1775 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Nathaniel Gorham.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1795. Studied law.

Membership

Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1814-1818, 41, Massachusetts Senate, 1819-1821, 23. Member United States House of Representatives (filled vacancies) from Massachusetts, 16th-17th, 20th-21st 23d congresses, November 6, 1820-1823, July 23, 1827-1831, 33-35.

Connections

father:
Nathaniel Gorham. Gorham