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Benjamin Goodhue

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Salem, MA, USA
Death: July 28, 1814 (65)
Salem, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Goodhue and Martha Goodhue
Husband of Annie Goodhue and Frances Goodhue
Father of Ann Willard Goodhue; Frances Goodhue; Sarah Goodhue; Jonathan Goodhue; Benjamin Goodhue and 3 others
Brother of Jonathan Goodhue; Martha Goodhue; Stephen Goodhue; Hannah Favour Proctor; Sarah Goodhue and 2 others

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About Benjamin Goodhue, U.S. Senator

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 Committee on Commerce and Manufactures in the Fourth United States Congress. He was elected in 1796 as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of 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. He is buried in Broad Street Cemetery. A World War II Liberty ship was named in his honor.

Goodhue was a member of the Federalist Party and its Essex Junto.

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Benjamin Goodhue, U.S. Senator's Timeline

September 20, 1748
Salem, MA, USA
Age 29
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June 21, 1783
Age 34
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
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July 28, 1814
Age 65
Salem, MA, USA