MASON, Moses, Jr., (1789 - 1866)

MASON, Moses, Jr., a Representative from Maine; born in Dublin, Cheshire County, N.H., June 2, 1789; moved with his parents to Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, in 1799; attended the common schools; studied medicine; and commenced practice in Bethel in 1813; appointed first postmaster of Bethel April 1, 1815, serving until December 27, 1833; justice of the peace 1821-1866; county commissioner 1831-1834; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); executive councilor 1843-1845; trustee of the State insane hospital in 1844; selectman of Bethel for fourteen years; president of Gould’s Academy 1854-1856; died in Bethel, Maine, June 25, 1866; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.