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Samuel Thatcher (July 1, 1776 – July 18, 1872) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
December 6, 1802 – March 3, 1805
|Preceded by||Silas Lee (12th)|
16th District created in 1803
|Succeeded by||Thomson J. Skinner (12th)|
Orchard Cook (16th)
|Constituency||12th district (1802–03)|
16th district (1803–05)
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Born||July 1, 1776|
Cambridge, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
|Died||July 18, 1872 (aged 96)|
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
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.
- United States Congress. "Samuel Thatcher (id: T000143)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Samuel Thatcher at Find a Grave