Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I530857
  • Name: William EUSTIS
  • RELA: 14th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 JUN 1753 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1801 AND 3 MAR 1805
  • Event: Appointed BET 7 MAR 1809 AND 13 JAN 1813 United States Secretary of War
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 21 AUG 1820 AND 4 MAR 1823
  • Event: Elected Governor of Massachusetts BET 31 MAY 1823 AND 6 FEB 1825
  • Death: 6 FEB 1825 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. William Eustis
  • Note:
    EUSTIS, William, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Cambridge, Mass., June 10, 1753; attended the Boston public schools and was graduated from Harvard College in 1772; studied medicine and served in the Revolutionary Army as surgeon; resumed practice in Boston; was a surgeon in the expedition sent to suppress Shays' Rebellion in 1786 and 1787; member of the State house of representatives 1788-1794; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1804 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against John Pickering, judge of the United States District Court for New Hampshire; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Madison and served from 1807 to 1812; appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands and served from December 19, 1814, to May 5, 1818; elected to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Dowse; reelected to the Seventeenth Congress and served from August 21, 1820, to March 3, 1823; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Seventeenth Congress); did not seek renomination but was elected Governor of Massachusetts and served from May 31, 1823, until his death in Boston, Mass., February 6, 1825; interment in the Old Burying Ground, Lexington, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Benjamin EUSTIS , Jr. b: 16 APR 1720
    Mother: Elizabeth HILL b: ABT 1728

    Marriage 1 Caroline LANGDON b: ABT 1780
    • Married: 24 SEP 1810 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH

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