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Vose, Roger, 1763-1841



  • Existence: 1763 - 1841

Roger Vose was born on February 24, 1763 in Milton, Massachusetts. He studied law at Harvard University graduating in 1790. Admitted to the bar in 1793, Vose settled in Walpole, New Hampshire to practice law. He was chosen town agent in 1808 to defend the town in a lawsuit brought by the Society For Propagating the Gospel against the tenants of certain public lands in Langdon. From 1818-1820, Vose was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for the 2nd circuit and from 1820-1825, he was Chief Justice of the Court of Sessions for Cheshire County. Vose was also a politician, serving in the N.H. Senate from 1809-1810 and again in 1812, a United States Senator from 1813-1817 and in 1818 he was a representative in the state legislature. Vose died in 1841.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Roger Vose papers

Identifier: MS-667
Overview Roger Vose (1763-1841), attorney and judge. The collection contains papers relating to his career as an attorney and Chief Justice of the Court of Sessions for Cheshire County, New Hampshire.