Samuel Thatcher

Samuel Thatcher (July 1, 1776 – July 18, 1872) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

Samuel Thatcher
Portrait of Samuel Thatcher.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
December 6, 1802 – March 3, 1805
Preceded bySilas Lee (12th)
16th District created in 1803
Succeeded byThomson J. Skinner (12th)
Orchard Cook (16th)
Constituency12th district (1802–03)
16th district (1803–05)
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1801-1811
Personal details
Born(1776-07-01)July 1, 1776
Cambridge, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
DiedJuly 18, 1872(1872-07-18) (aged 96)
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
Alma materHarvard College
Professionlawyer

He was born in Cambridge in the Province of Massachusetts Bay on July 1, 1776; was graduated from Harvard University in 1793; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1797 and commenced practice in New Gloucester (then in Massachusetts' District of Maine); moved to Warren in 1800; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives 1801–1811; was elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Silas Lee; reelected to the Eighth Congress and served from December 6, 1802, to March 3, 1805; sheriff of Lincoln County, 1814–1821; member of the Maine house of representatives in 1824; moved to Bangor, Maine, in 1860, and died there July 18, 1872; interment in Bangor's Mount Hope Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Samuel Thatcher (id: T000143)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Samuel Thatcher at Find a Grave  
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Silas Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

(Maine district)
December 6, 1802 – March 3, 1805
Succeeded by
Thomson Skinner