FOLGER, Walter, Jr., a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Nantucket, Mass., June
12, 1765; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and
practiced; member of the State senate 1809-1815 and in 1822; elected as a
Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress
(March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); resumed the practice of law; died in Nantucket,
Mass., September 8, 1849; interment in Friends Burying Ground.
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