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Nahum Mitchell

jurist , congressman

Nahum Mitchell, American jurist, congressman.

Background

Mitchell, Nahum was born on February 12, 1769 in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Cushing and Jennet (Orr) Mitchell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1789.

Career

Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1792. Member Massachusetts House Representatives, 1798-1802, 09-10, 12-13, 39-40. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 8th Congress, 1803-1805.

Member Massachusetts Senate, 1813-1814. Member Massachusetts Government's Council, 1814-1820. Treasurer Massachusetts, 1821-1826.

Justice Massachusetts Circuit Court of Common Pleas, 1811-1821, chief justice, 1819-1821. Chosen chairman commissioner in charge of route for Boston & Albany R.R., 1827. Helped found, endow Plymouth County Academy, 1799, trustee, 54 years.

President Bridgewater’s 1st lyceum, 1827. Member Massachusetts History Society, 1818, librarian, 1835-1836, treasurer, 1839-1844. Assisted in compiling: The Columbian and European Harmony: or Bridgewater Collection of Sacred Music, 1802.

History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1840.

Membership

Member Massachusetts House Representatives, 1798-1802, 09-10, 12-13, 39-40. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 8th Congress, 1803-1805. Member Massachusetts Senate, 1813-1814.

Member Massachusetts Government's Council, 1814-1820. Member Massachusetts History Society, 1818, librarian, 1835-1836, treasurer, 1839-1844. Assisted in compiling: The Columbian and European Harmony: or Bridgewater Collection of Sacred Music, 1802.

Connections

Married Nabby Lazell, 1794, 2 sons, 3 daus.

father:
Cushing Mitchell

mother:
Jennet (Orr) Mitchell

spouse:
Nabby Lazell