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Hon. Samuel Dana
1767 - 1835

Samuel Dana, the son of Rev. Samuel Dana, was born in Groton, Massachusetts on June 26, 1767. He died at age 68 on November 20, 1835 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was married to Rebecca Barrett and had eight children.

Dana was the first postmaster of Groton and later he practiced law and had an office in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also a United States Representative from Massachusetts in the Thirteenth Congress as a Democratic-Republican, was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, an attorney for Middlesex County, a member of the State Senate and served as its president. He also served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Court of Common Please and was a delegate to the State Constitutional convention in 1820.

Dana resumed the practice of his profession, and died in Charlestown on November 20, 1835. He was buried in Groton Cemetery.


NOTE: Death notice for Dana was published in The Daily Whig on November 27, 1835.


 

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