SHERBURNE, John Samuel, (1757 - 1830)


SHERBURNE, John Samuel, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1757; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1776 and from the law department of Harvard University; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1776; served in the Revolutionary Army and attained the rank of major; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); United States district attorney for New Hampshire 1801-1804; appointed judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and served from May 1804 until his death in Portsmouth, N.H., August 2, 1830.