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Fletcher, Richard, 1788-1861

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1788 - 1861

Richard Fletcher (January 8, 1788 – June 21, 1869) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. The brother of Governor Ryland Fletcher, he was born in Cavendish, Vermont on January 8, 1788. He pursued classical studies and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1806. He taught school in Salisbury, New Hampshire, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice there. He moved to Boston in 1819 and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1839). Fletcher was not a candidate for renomination to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He served as a judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Court 1848–1853, and died in Boston on June 21, 1869.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Fletcher document

Mss 821468
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Identifier: Mss 821468
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 826105
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Identifier: Mss 826105
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 826121.1
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Identifier: Mss 826121.1
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 826465
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Identifier: Mss 826465
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 827431
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Identifier: Mss 827431
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 828900.1
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Identifier: Mss 828900.1
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 822377
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Identifier: Mss 822377
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 824255
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Identifier: Mss 824255
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 819307
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Identifier: Mss 819307
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Richard Fletcher letter

Mss 838353
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Identifier: Mss 838353
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