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Benjamin Goodhue

Benjamin Goodhue
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st, 2nd & 10th district
In office
March 4, 1789 – June 1796
Preceded by Fisher Ames (1st)
None preceded him as Representative for 2nd or 10th districts
Succeeded by Dwight Foster,
William Lyman (2nd),
Theodore Sedgwick, Artemas Ward (General Ticket)
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
June 11, 1796 – November 8, 1800
Preceded by George Cabot
Succeeded by Jonathan Mason
Personal details
Born (1748-09-20)September 20, 1748
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died July 28, 1814(1814-07-28) (aged 65)
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Merchant

Benjamin Goodhue (September 20, 1748 – July 28, 1814) was a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts.

Goodhue was born in Salem, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College in 1766. He worked as a merchant and became a member of the State house of representatives 1780-1782 and later a State senator in 1783 and 1786-1788. He was also a member of the State constitutional convention in 1779 and 1780. Goodhue was elected to the First and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1789, until his resignation in June 1796.

He was chairman of the George Cabot. He was reelected and served from June 11, 1796, to November 8, 1800, when he resigned. He died in Salem on July 28, 1814.

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He is buried in

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