ASHMUN, Eli Porter, (1770 - 1819)

Senate Years of Service: 1816-1818
Party: Federalist

ASHMUN, Eli Porter, (father of George Ashmun), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in a small village north of Albany on the Hudson River, June 24, 1770; attended the village school; member of the State house of representatives 1803-1804; graduated from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., in 1807; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Blandford; moved to Northampton, Mass., in 1807 and continued the practice of law; member, State senate 1808-1810, 1813; member, Governor’s council 1816; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Christopher Gore and served from June 12, 1816, to May 10, 1818, when he resigned; died in Northampton, Mass., May 10, 1819; interment in Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton.