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Benjamin Adams (politician)

Hon. Benjamin Adams, U.S. Congress
Benjamin Adams House
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th, district
In office
1816-1821, District seat Uxbridge
Preceded by Elijah Brigham
Succeeded by Jonathan Russell
Also a state legislator, State Senator, Lawyer, Politician
In office
preceding and following Congressional Service
Personal details
Born December 16, 1764
Mendon, Massachusetts
Died March 28, 1837 (aged 72)
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Resting place Prospect Hill Cemetery, Uxbridge
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Brown University
Profession Lawyer

Benjamin Adams (December 16, 1764 – March 28, 1837) was an American lawyer and politician. Adams was born in Mendon, Massachusetts in 1764. Benjamin Adams grew up in Mendon, which was then a rural agricultural community. He was well educated by existing public schools in that community.

College and practice of law

He graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1788, where he studied law. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar, and began the practice of the law in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

Political career

He was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1809, later winning election to the Massachusetts Senate in 1814 through 1815. In 1816, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, serving in that body until 1821. He was then reelected to the Massachusetts State Senate, and served there through 1825.

Death and afterwards

He died in Uxbridge in 1837. The Benjamin Adams House is on the National Register of Historic Places in Uxbridge. The house is located at 85 North Main Street, near the "Uxbridge Common Historic District". Benjamin Adams is buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, next to the historic Capron Mill in downtown Uxbridge. Another elected Congressman is buried here, Phineas Bruce, as well as a Medal of Honor recipient from this town, Corporal Edward Sullivan. Benjamin Adams would have seen the early history and successes of the adjacent Capron Mill, and the beginnings of our nation's industrialization which occurred here. On July 21, 2007, the historic Capron Mill, later known

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