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John Holmes

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John Holmes, American senator. member Massachusetts General Court (Federalist), 1802, 03; member Massachusetts Senate (Democrat), 1813, 14; member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 15th-16th congresses, 1817-March 15, 1820; member United States Senate from Maine, June 13, 1820-1827, January 15, 1829-1833; member Maine House of Representatives, 1835-1838.

Background

Holmes, John was born on March 14, 1773 in Kingston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Melatiah and Elizabeth (Bradford) Holmes.

Education

Attended Rhode Island College (now Brown U.), 1796.

Career

Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1799. Member Massachusetts General Court (Federalist), 1802, 03. Member Massachusetts Senate (Democrat), 1813, 14.

Commissioner under Treaty of Ghent (to divide islands of Passamaquoddy Bay between United States and Great Britain), 1814-1815. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 15th-16th congresses, 1817-March 15, 1820. Delegate to Brunswick Convention for separation of Maine from Massachusetts, 1816.

Member United States Senate from Maine, June 13, 1820-1827, January 15, 1829-1833. Member Maine House of Representatives, 1835-1838. United States district attorney for Maine, 1841-1843.

Author: The Statesman, 1840.

Works

  • Author: The Statesman, 1840.

Membership

Member Massachusetts General Court (Federalist), 1802, 03. Member Massachusetts Senate (Democrat), 1813, 14. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 15th-16th congresses, 1817-March 15, 1820.

Member United States Senate from Maine, June 13, 1820-1827, January 15, 1829-1833. Member Maine House of Representatives, 1835-1838.

Connections

Married Sally Brooks, September 22, 1800. Married second, Caroline F. Swan, July 31, 1837.

father:
Melatiah Holmes

mother:
Elizabeth (Bradford) Holmes

spouses:
Sally Brooks

Caroline F. Swan