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Livermore, Arthur, 1766-1853

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1766 - 1853

Arthur Livermore (July 29, 1766 – July 1, 1853) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.Born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Livermore received classical instruction from his parents and also studied law. Later, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Concord in 1792 and then moved to Chester the following year. Livermore was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1794 and 1795 and the solicitor for Rockingham County 1796-1798.He became an associate justice of the superior court 1798-1809 and chief justice 1809-1813. He served as a presidential elector on the Federalist ticket in 1800 and as an associate justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court 1813-1816. Elected as a Democratic-Republican as United States Representative for New Hampshire to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses, Livermore served from March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821. He served as chairman of both the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses) and the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixteenth Congress). In 1818 he introduced a proposal to eliminate slavery by Constitutional Amendment. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Seventeenth Congress. He served in the New Hampshire Senate in 1821 and 1822, judge of probate for Grafton County in 1822 and 1823 Livermore was elected as an Adams-Clay Republican representing New Hampshire to the Eighteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1824. After leaving Congress, he was the chief justice of the court of common pleas 1825-1832, moved to Campton, New Hampshire in 1827, and was a trustee of Holmes Plymouth Academy 1808-1826.

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Arthur Livermore letter

Mss 818216
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Identifier: Mss 818216
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Arthur Livermore letter

Mss 830579
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Identifier: Mss 830579
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John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 818173.3
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Identifier: Mss 818173.3
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John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 818660.1
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Identifier: Mss 818660.1
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