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us: Dexter, Samuel, 1761-1816


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Junior sophister, 1761-1816
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1761-05-14
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1816-05-04
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Athens (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Harvard College (1780- )
        • Affiliation End: 1781
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation Start: 1788
        • Affiliation End: 1790
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 1793
        • Affiliation End: 1795
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1799
        • Affiliation End: 1800
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. War Department
        • Affiliation Start: 1800
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of the Treasury
        • Affiliation Start: 1801
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Federal Party (U.S.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Legislators
            (lcsh) Cabinet officers
        • Sources

          • found: His The progress of science, 1780: t.p. (a junior sophister)
          • found: DAB (Dexter, Samuel; grad. Harvard 1782; lawyer in Lunenberg, Billerica, and Charlestown, Mass.; U.S. Senator; U.S. Secretary of War; U.S. Secretary of Treasury; b. 5/14/1761; d. 5/4/1816)
          • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Jan. 7, 2016 (Dexter, Samuel, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., on May 14, 1761; graduated from Harvard College in 1781; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1784 and commenced practice in Lunenburg, Mass.; member, State house of representatives 1788-1790; elected to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1799, until May 30, 1800, when he resigned to enter the Cabinet; appointed Secretary of War by President John Adams 1800; appointed Secretary of the Treasury 1801; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; moved to Boston, Mass., in 1805 and continued the practice of law; declined the appointment of Minister to Spain in 1815; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1816; died in Athens, Greene County, N.Y., May 4, 1816; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.)
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          • 1985-06-12: new
          • 2016-01-09: revised
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