Leonard Jarvis Edit Profile
He attended the common schools, graduated from Harvard in 1800.
After his graduation from Harvard, Jarvis moved to France, he lived in France for the next sixteen years. In 1816, he moved to Surry, Maine. He was the sheriff of Hancock County, Maine from 1821 to 1829.
He was a collector of customs for the Penobscot district from 1829 to 1831. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress and the three succeeding Congresses. He served from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1837.
During the Twenty-fourth Congress, he was the chairman of the United States House Committee on Naval Affairs. In 1835, Jarvis challenged Francis O. J. Smith to a duel, Smith declined. He was a Navy agent for the port of Boston from 1838 to 1841.
He returned to Surry, Maine, where he died on September 18, 1854. He was interred in Hillside Cemetery. He is buried at Columbia Masonic Cemetery, where the Hillside Cemetery was moved to in 1855.
Leonard Jarvis at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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