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Samuel Livermore

Continental congressman , senator

Samuel Livermore, American Continental congressman, senator. member N.H. General Court, 1768-1770; member Continental Congress from N.H., 1780-1782; member Congress of the Confederation, 1785; member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788; member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 1st-2d congresses, 1789-1793; member United States Senate from N.H., 1793-1801, president pro tem, 1797, 99.

Background

Livermore, Samuel was born on May 25, 1732 in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Hannah (Brown) Livermore.

Education

Graduate Princeton, 1752.

Career

Admitted to N.H. bar, 1756. Member N.H. General Court, 1768-1770. King’s attorney and judge advisory N.H. Admiralty Court, 1769-1774.

An original grantee and chief proprietor of Holderness (N. H.). Attorney-general N.H., 1776. Member Continental Congress from N.H., 1780-1782.

Chief justice N.H. Supreme Court, 1782-1790. Member Congress of the Confederation, 1785. Member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788.

Member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 1st-2d congresses, 1789-1793. President N.H. Constnl. Convention, 1791; member United States Senate from N.H., 1793-1801, president pro tem, 1797, 99.

Membership

Member N.H. General Court, 1768-1770. Member Continental Congress from N.H., 1780-1782. Member Congress of the Confederation, 1785.

Member N.H. Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788. Member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 1st-2d congresses, 1789-1793. Member United States Senate from N.H., 1793-1801, president pro tem, 1797, 99.

Connections

Married Jane Brown, 5 children including Edward St.

father:
Samuel Livermore

mother:
Hannah (Brown) Livermore

spouse:
Jane Brown