|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1817
|Preceded by||Josiah Dean (9th)|
Elijah Brigham (10th)
|Succeeded by||John Reed Jr. (9th)|
Marcus Morton (10th)
|Constituency||9th district (1809–15)|
10th district (1815–17)
|Chief Justice of the |
Court of Sessions for Bristol County
May 25, 1819 – 1820
|Preceded by||Josiah Dean|
|Succeeded by||Office Abolished|
|Chief Justice of |
The Court of Common Pleas of Bristol County
May 18, 1810 – May 25, 1819
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Born||March 13, 1754|
Mansfield, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
|Died||March 23, 1846 (aged 92)|
Norton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Resting place||Norton Cemetery|
|Children||Laban M. Wheaton |
Eliza Wheaton Strong
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
Early life and educationEdit
Born in Mansfield in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Wheaton attended Wrentham Academy. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1774. He studied theology under a private instructor at Woodstock, Connecticut. He also studied law.
Member of the Massachusetts House of RepresentativesEdit
Wheaton served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1803-1808, and again in 1825.
Wheaton served as judge of the Bristol County Court. He was appointed chief justice of the court of common pleas of Bristol County May 18, 1810, which position he held until appointed chief justice of the court of sessions for Bristol County on May 25, 1819, but this court was abolished in 1820.
Election to congressEdit
Death and burialEdit
- United States Congress. "Laban Wheaton (id: W000329)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Davis, William Thomas (1895), Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume II, Boston, MA: The Boston History Company, pp. 237–238
- Davis, William Thomas (1895), Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume II, Boston, MA: The Boston History Company, p. 336
- Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1883), History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Part 2, Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Lewis & Co., p. 627
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