GOODHUE, Benjamin, (1748 - 1814)

Senate Years of Service: 1796-1800
Party: Federalist

Essex Institute

GOODHUE, Benjamin, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., September 20, 1748; graduated from Harvard College in 1766; merchant; member, State house of representatives 1780-1782; member, State senate 1783, 1786-1788; member of the State constitutional convention in 1779 and 1780; elected to the First and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1789, until his resignation in June 1796; chairman, Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Fourth Congress); elected in 1796 as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Cabot; reelected and served from June 11, 1796, to November 8, 1800, when he resigned; died in Salem, Mass., on July 28, 1814; interment in Broad Street Cemetery.


Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.