FLETCHER, Richard, (1788 - 1869)


FLETCHER, Richard, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Cavendish, Windsor County, Vt., January 8, 1788; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1806; taught school at Salisbury, N.H., 1806-1808; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Salisbury, N.H., in 1809; moved to Boston, Mass., in 1819; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts 1848-1853; died in Boston, Mass., on June 21, 1869, interment Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.