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Silsbee, Nathaniel, 1773-1850

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Personal name headingSilsbee, Nathaniel, 1773-1850
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Variant(s)Silsbee, Nath. (Nathaniel), 1773-1850
Birth date1773-01-14
Death date1850-07-14
Place of birthSalem (Mass.)
Place of deathSalem (Mass.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
Massachusetts. General Court. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationShip captains Shipowners Merchants Legislators
Found inNUCMC 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)
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)
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)
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