Cross, David Eastman, 1817-1914

Cross, David Eastman, 1817-1914



David Cross was born on July 5, 1817. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1841, after which he studied law in the office of Willard & Raymond in Troy, NY., with Sidney Bartlett in Boston and at Harvard Law School. After passing the bar in 1845, he opened a law office in Manchester, NH. Cross was a member of the first city government elected in Manchester, city solicitor from 1852 to 1853, and a member of the legislature for several years. In 1856 he was appointed judge of probate for Hillsborough County, an office he held until 1874. From 1855 to 1865 he was the director and vice president of the First National Bank in Manchester. As a republican Cross was a delegate to the 1864 convention in Baltimore which nominated Lincoln and Johnson. Cross died October 1, 1914. Before his death at the age of 98, Cross had been the oldest living Dartmouth man.

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David Cross papers

Identifier: MS-949
Date(s): 1898 to 1966

David Cross (1817-1914), judge. Dartmouth College Class of 1841. The collection consists of correspondence, genealogy, reminiscences, photographs, portfolio, speeches, and a scrapbook related to his his time at Dartmouth College and his personal life.