Tappan, Mason Weare

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Full name
Mason Weare Tappan
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Government
State legislature
Other state government
Military
Union Army

Mason Weare Tappan (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
TAPPAN, Mason Weare, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Newport, Sullivan County, N.H., October 20, 1817; moved to Bradford, N.H., with his parents; attended private schools and the Hopkinton and Meriden Academies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Bradford, N.H.; served in the state house of representatives 1853-1855; elected as an American Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as colonel of the First Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry; again a member of the state house of representatives in 1860 and 1861; resumed the practice of law; appointed attorney general of the state in 1876, which position he held until his death in Bradford, Merrimack County, N.H., October 25, 1886; interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
"Tappan, Mason Weare," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000040.
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