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us: Silsbee, Nathaniel, 1773-1850


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    • us: Silsbee, Nath. (Nathaniel), 1773-1850
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1773-01-14
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1850-07-14
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Salem (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Salem (Mass.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 1817
        • Affiliation End: 1821
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1823
        • Affiliation End: 1825
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1826
        • Affiliation End: 1835
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Ship captains
          (lcsh) Shipowners
            (lcsh) Merchants
              (lcsh) Legislators
          • Sources

            • found: NUCMC data from Essex Institute for Devereux family. Papers, 1788-1853 (Nathaniel Silsbee; 1773-1850; co-ownership with members of Devereux family and others in ship ownership; of Salem, Mass.; s. of Nathaniel (1748-1791) and Sarah (Becket) S.; married Mary Crowninshield (1778-1835); shipmaster; retired from shipping and elected to U.S. House of Representatives, 1817; from 1821-1826 in Mass. House of Representatives and Senate; elected to U.S. Senate, 1826 where remained until 1835 when retired from public life)
            • found: United States. Dept. of the Treasury. An account of the receipts and expenditures of the United States. For the year 1815, 1816: inscr. (Nath. Silsbee, Dec. 1817; friend of William Bentley)
            • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, June 3, 2016 (Silsbee, Nathaniel, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., on January 14, 1773; attended private schools; went to sea and became a sea captain, ship owner and merchant; held several local offices in Salem and Boston; elected to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); was not a candidate for renomination; elected to the State house of representatives in 1821; member, State senate 1823-1825, serving as president; presidential elector in 1824; elected to the United States Senate in 1826 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Lloyd; reelected in 1829 and served from May 31, 1826, to March 3, 1835; declined to be a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Twenty-third Congress); Whig presidential elector in 1836; resumed mercantile pursuits in Salem, Mass., where he died on July 14, 1850; interment in Harmony Grove Cemetery)
          • Change Notes

            • 1991-03-14: new
            • 2016-06-16: revised
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