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Rufus Choate

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Rufus Choate, American senator. member Mass Senate, 1827; member United States House of Representatives, 22d-23d congresses, 1831-1834, resigned, June 30, 1834; member United States Senate from Massachusetts, 1841-1845; member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1853.

Background

Choate, Rufus was born on October 1, 1799 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States. Son of David and Miriam (Foster) Choate.

Education

Graduate Dartmouth (valedictorian), 1819.

Career

Admitted to practice Massachusetts Court Common Pleas, September 1822, Massachusetts Supreme Court, November 1825. Elected to lower house Massachusetts General Court, 1825. Member Mass Senate, 1827.

Member United States House of Representatives, 22d-23d congresses, 1831-1834, resigned, June 30, 1834. Assisted in organization Whig Party in Massachusetts. Member United States Senate from Massachusetts, 1841-1845.

Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1853. Author: Discourse Commemorative of Daniel Webster.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Discourse Commemorative of Daniel Webster.

Membership

Member Mass Senate, 1827. Member United States House of Representatives, 22d-23d congresses, 1831-1834, resigned, June 30, 1834. Member United States Senate from Massachusetts, 1841-1845.

Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1853.

Connections

Married Helen Olcott, 1825, 7 children.

father:
David Choate

mother:
Miriam (Foster) Choate

spouse:
Helen Olcott