Mason Weare Tappan Edit Profile
He attended private schools and the Hopkinton and Meriden academies. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Bradford.
Tappan served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives 1853-1855. He was elected as an American Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861). While in Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirty-sixth Congress).
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1860. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st New Hampshire Infantry, a three-months regiment raised in 1861 in response to President Abraham Lincoln's call to arms. He mustered out in August 1861.
Tappan died in office as the New Hampshire Attorney General at the age of 69. He is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bradford, New Hampshire.
Know Nothing, Republican Party.
Member N.H. Ho; member United States Ho.