PLUMER, William, Jr., (son of William Plumer),
a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Epping, Rockingham County, N.H.,
February 9, 1789; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; graduated, Harvard University,
Cambridge, Mass.,1809; lawyer, private practice; author; United States commissioner of loans in
1816 and 1817; member of the New Hampshire state house of representatives in 1818; member of
the New Hampshire state senate, 1827-1828; member of the New Hampshire state constitutional
convention, 1850; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses and reelected
as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1825);
chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Seventeenth Congress); died in Epping, N.H., September 18,
1854; interment in the family burial ground on his father's estate near Epping, N.H.
BibliographyPlumer, William, Jr. Life of William Plumer. Edited by A. P. Peabody. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company [etc., etc.], 1857.
Revised, New York: Da Capo Press, 1969.