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us: Dalton, Tristram, 1738-1817


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1738-05-28
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1817-05-30
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Newburyport (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Harvard College (1636-1780)
        • Affiliation End: 1755
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation Start: 1782
        • Affiliation End: 1785
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1785
        • Affiliation End: 1788
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1789
        • Affiliation End: 1791
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Merchants
          (lcsh) Legislators
            (lcsh) Surveyors, Marine
        • Sources

          • found: Library of Congress Manuscript Division for the Letters of Langdon, J. 1776-1809 (Tristram Dalton; correspondent)
          • found: Who was Who in Am., 1607-1896 (Tristram Dalton; U.S. senator and businessman; b. Newbury, Mass., 28 May 1738; mem. Mass. Ho. of Reps.; U.S. senator from Mass., 1789-91; surveyor Port of Boston, 1814-17; d. 30 May 1817 in Boston, Mass.)
          • found: Tindall, W. Standard history of the city of Washington, 1914: p. 195 (Tristram Dalton, 1738-1817; of Massachusetts; succeeded William Cranch as one of the commissioners of the city of Washington, Mar. 10, 1801)
          • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Jan. 7, 2016 (Dalton, Tristram, a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Newburyport, Mass., May 28, 1738; attended Dummer Academy, Byfield, Mass., and graduated from Harvard College in 1755; studied law; admitted to the bar but did not practice; engaged in mercantile pursuits; delegate from Massachusetts to the convention of committees of New England Provinces which met in Providence, R.I., December 25, 1776; member, State house of representatives 1782-1785, and served as speaker in 1784; elected to the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1784, but did not attend; member, State senate 1785-1788; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1789, to March 3, 1791; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1790; surveyor of the port of Boston from November 1814 until his death in Boston, Mass., May 30, 1817; interment in the churchyard of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Newburyport, Essex County, Mass.)
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