Joseph Buffum Edit Profile
Born in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Buffum attended the public schools and the local academy. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1806, and studied law.
Buffum practiced in Westmoreland and Keene, New Hampshire. Elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress, Buffum was United States Representative for the fourth district of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821). After leaving the House, he was appointed judge of the court of common pleas on January 21, 1825.
Buffum never married. Engaged in agricultural pursuits and died in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire on February 24, 1874. He is interred in South Village Cemetery.
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