Matthew Harvey Edit Profile
Born in Sutton, New Hampshire, Harvey studied with private tutors. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1806, read law and was admitted to the bar in 1809.
He was a long serving United States federal judge. He began the practice of law in Hopkinton, New Hampshire in 1809 and practiced there until 1814. Elected as a Democratic-Republican, Harvey represented New Hampshire in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1821 to March 4, 1825, during the Seventeenth U.S. Congress and the Eighteenth U.S. Congress.
Harvey served one abbreviated term as Governor of New Hampshire, beginning in 1830. On November 2, 1830, Harvey received a recess appointment from President Andrew Jackson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire vacated by John Samuel Sherburne. Formally nominated on December 14, 1830, Harvey was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1830, and received his commission the same day.
Harvey resigned as governor on February 28, 1831. He remained on the bench until his death in Concord in 1866, and is buried there at the Old North Cemetery.
Republican Party, Democratic Party.
He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as the 13th governor of New Hampshire. Harvey was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1814 to 1821, serving as Speaker of the State House from 1818 to 1820. He was a member of the New Hampshire Senate and President from 1825 to 1827.
He was then a member of the New Hampshire Senate from 1825 to 1827, and a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council from 1828 to 1829.