MASON, Jeremiah, (1768 - 1848)

Senate Years of Service: 1813-1817
Party: Federalist

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

MASON, Jeremiah, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Lebanon, New London County, Conn., April 27, 1768; graduated from Yale College in 1788; studied law; moved to Vermont and was admitted to the bar in 1791; moved to New Hampshire and practiced law; attorney general of New Hampshire 1802-1805; elected June 8, 1813, as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1813, and served from June 21, 1813, until June 16, 1817, when he resigned; member, State house of representatives 1820-1821, 1824; president of the Portsmouth branch of the United States Bank 1828-1829; moved to Boston, Mass., in 1832; retired from the practice of law in 1838, but continued as chamber counsel up to the time of his death in Boston, Mass., October 14, 1848; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.


American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Hill, C.H. “Jeremiah Mason and the Bar.” American Law Review 12 (January 1878): 229-61; Mason, Jeremiah. Memoir and Correspondence of Jeremiah Mason. Edited by George Hillard. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1973.