GORDON, William, (1763 - 1802)


GORDON, William, a Representative from New Hampshire; born near Boston, Mass., April 12, 1763; was graduated from Harvard College in 1779; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1787 and commenced practice in Amherst, N.H.; appointed register of probate in 1793; member of the State senate in 1794 and 1795; solicitor of Hillsborough County 1794-1801; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1797, until June 12, 1800, when he resigned to accept the office of attorney general of New Hampshire, which he held until his death; was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1798 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against William Blount, a Senator from Tennessee; died in Boston, Mass., May 8, 1802; interment in Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, N.H.