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About Arthur Livermore
Arthur Livermore (July 29, 1766 – July 1, 1853) was a United States Representative from New Hampshire. He was the son of Samuel Livermore and brother of Edward St. Loe Livermore, both of whom served in the United States Congress. He was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He received classical instruction from his parents and also studied law. Later, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Concord in 1792 and then moved to Chester the following year.
Livermore was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1794 and 1795 and the solicitor for Rockingham County 1796-1798. After moving to Holderness in 1798, he became an associate justice of the superior court 1798-1809 and chief justice 1809-1813. He served as a presidential elector on the Federalist ticket in 1800 and as an associate justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court 1813-1816.
Livermore was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821). He served as chairman of both the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses) and the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixteenth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Seventeenth Congress. He served in the New Hampshire Senate in 1821 and 1822, judge of probate for Grafton County in 1822 and 1823, and was elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1824. After leaving Congress, he was the chief justice of the court of common pleas 1825-1832, moved to Campton, New Hampshire in 1827, and was a trustee of Holmes Plymouth Academy 1808-1826. He died in Campton in 1853 and was buried in Trinity Churchyard, Holderness.