Asahel Stearns

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Asahel Stearns
Asahel Stearns (Massachusetts Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Samuel Dana
Succeeded by Timothy Fuller
Personal details
Born (1774-06-17)June 17, 1774
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Died February 5, 1839(1839-02-05) (aged 64)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Lawyer

Asahel Stearns (June 17, 1774 – February 5, 1839) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Stearns graduated from Harvard University in 1797. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He served as member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1813, the same year he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[1] He moved to Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1815.

Stearns was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817). He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1817. He was professor of law at Harvard University from 1817 to 1829. He again served as a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1830 and 1831. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 5, 1839. He was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

References

  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter S" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 8, 2016.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Dana
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Succeeded by
Timothy Fuller
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