Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I233176
  • Name: Henry Laurens DAWES
  • RELA: 12th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 OCT 1816 in Cummington, Hampshire Co., MA
  • Event: Elected U.S. Representative from Massachusetts BET 1857 AND 1875
  • Event: Elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1875 AND 3 MAR 1893
  • Death: 5 FEB 1903 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA
  • Event: Pic Henry Laurens Dawes
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  • Note:
    DAWES, Henry Laurens, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Cummington, Mass., October 30, 1816; attended the common schools and received private instruction in preparatory studies; graduated from Yale College in 1839; became a teacher and edited the Greenfield Gazette and the North Adams Transcript; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in North Adams, Mass.; member, State house of representatives 1848-1849, 1852; member, State senate 1850; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; district attorney for the western district of Massachusetts 1853-1857; elected to the Thirty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Elections (Thirty-seventh through Fortieth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Ways and Means (Forty-second and Forty- third Congresses); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1874; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1875; reelected in 1881 and again in 1887, and served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1893; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1893; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-fifth Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-seventh through Fifty-second Congresses); settled in Pittsfield, Mass.; chairman of the commission created to administer the tribal affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians in the Indian Territory 1893-1903; died in Pittsfield, Mass., February 5, 1903; interment in Pittsfield Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Mitchell DAWES b: 15 AUG 1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA
    Mother: Mercy BURGESS

    Marriage 1 Electa SANDERSON

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