DOWSE, Edward, (1756 - 1828)

DOWSE, Edward, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Charlestown, Mass., October 22, 1756; moved to Dedham, Mass.; after the Revolution was a shipmaster and engaged in the East Indian and China carrying trade; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1819, until May 26, 1820, when he resigned; died in Dedham, Mass., September 3, 1828; interment in the Old Cemetery.