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French, Benjamin Brown, 1800-1870

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1800 - 1870

Benjamin Brown French was assistant clerk in the United States House of Representatives from 1826 to 1845 when he was promoted to Clerk during the 29th Congress. He subsequently served as U.S. Commissioner of Public Buildings. His interests included poetry and he was an enthusiastic Freemason. Henry Flagg French was an attorney in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was a county solicitor from 1838 to 1848, and a bank commissioner from 1848 to 1852. He served as a justice of the Court of Common Pleas in New Hampshire from 1855 to 1859, an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts from 1892 to 1865, and served as an assistant Secretary of the Treasury in Washington from 1876 to 1885.