Leverett Saltonstall I

Leverett Saltonstall (June 13, 1783 – May 8, 1845), was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts who also served as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, President of the Massachusetts Senate,[5] the first Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts[6] and a Member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College.[7]

Leverett Saltonstall
Leverett Saltonstall 1783-1845 - Chester Harding.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
December 5, 1838 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byStephen C. Phillips
Succeeded byDaniel P. King
1st Mayor of
Salem, Massachusetts
In office
April 1836 – December 1838
Preceded byBoard of Selectmen
Succeeded byStephen C. Phillips[1]
President of the
Massachusetts Senate[2]
In office
1831[3]-1832
Preceded byJames Fowler
Succeeded byWilliam Thorndike
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
In office
1817-1819
In office
1831-1832
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1813-1814
In office
1816
In office
1822
In office
1829
In office
1834
In office
1844
Personal details
BornJune 13, 1783
Haverhill, Massachusetts
DiedMay 8, 1845(1845-05-08) (aged 61)
Salem, Massachusetts
Resting placeHarmony Grove Cemetery
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Mary Elizabeth Sanders[4]
ChildrenLeverett Saltonstall II
ProfessionAttorney
Signature

Saltonstall was a great-grandfather of Massachusetts Governor and U.S. Senator Leverett Saltonstall (1892-1979).

Early life and educationEdit

Saltonstall was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, June 13, 1783 as a member of the Saltonstall family. He pursued classical studies, attending Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1802. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar association and commenced practice in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1805.

Salem City Hall & Mayor Leverett SaltonstallEdit

Salem City Hall was built in 1837-38 under the supervision of Mayor Leverett Saltonstall and a committee appointed for that purpose. The cornerstone was laid on September 6, 1837. Artifacts buried beneath the cornerstone included copies of local newspapers, the Mayor's speech for the organization of City Government (May 9, 1836), and the new City Charter.

Estate of Simon ForresterEdit

Saltonstall, his brother-in-law Dudley Leavitt Pickman and Nathaniel Bowditch all acted as trustees of the estate of Simon Forrester, a ship captain born in Ireland who became one of pioneers of Salem merchant shipping and one of Salem's leading merchants and philanthropists.[8][9]

Positions and officesEdit

Death and burialEdit

Leverett Saltonstall died in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, May 8, 1845, and rests in Harmony Grove Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1888), History of Essex County, Massachusetts: with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Volume I, Issue 1, Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Co., p. 225
  2. ^ Quincy, Josiah (1840), The history of Harvard University, Volume 1, Cambridge, MA: John Owen, p. 505
  3. ^ Quincy, Josiah (1840), The history of Harvard University, Volume 1, Cambridge, MA: John Owen, p. 505
  4. ^ Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1888), History of Essex County, Massachusetts: with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Volume I, Issue 1, Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Co., p. xxxvi
  5. ^ New England Historic Genealogical Society (1908), Memorial biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Volume IX 1890-1897, Philadelphia, PA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, p. 254
  6. ^ Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1888), History of Essex County, Massachusetts: with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Volume 1, Issue 1, Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Co., p. 225
  7. ^ New England Historic Genealogical Society (1908), Memorial biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Volume IX 1890-1897, Philadelphia, PA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, p. 254
  8. ^ Dudley Leavitt Pickman Papers, Phillips Library Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, pem.org Archived 2014-12-18 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Simon Forrester, Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Vol. IV, G.M. Whipple & A.A. Smith, Salem, 1862
  10. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter S" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 9, 2016.

BibliographyEdit

Political offices
Preceded by President of the
Massachusetts Senate

1831 - 1832
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Board of Selectmen
First Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts
1836 - 1838
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

December 5, 1838 – March 3, 1843
Succeeded by