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Rep. Timothy Fuller

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
Death: October 1, 1835 (57)
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States (cholera)
Place of Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Timothy Fuller and Sarah Fuller
Husband of Margaret Fuller
Father of Sarah Margaret Ossoli [Margaret Fuller]; Eugene Fuller; Ellen Kilshaw Channing; Rev. Arthur B. Fuller; James Lloyd Fuller and 12 others

Occupation: U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
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About Timothy Fuller, U.S. Congress

Timothy Fuller (July 11, 1778 – October 1, 1835) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Life and work

Fuller was born in Chilmark, Massachusetts. His father, Timothy, the first settled minister of Princeton, Mass., was third in descent, from Thomas, who emigrated from England in 1638. The younger Timothy received a classical education and graduated from Harvard University in 1801 with second honors. He taught at Leicester Academy, then studied law with Levi Lincoln.[1] He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as a State councilor and served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1813 to 1816.

Fuller was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth through the Seventeenth Congresses and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1825). He served as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs in the Seventeenth Congress. He was distinguished as an orator, making effective speeches in behalf of the Seminole Indians, and against the Missouri compromise. He was an ardent supporter of John Quincy Adams, and published a pamphlet entitled “The Election for the Presidency Considered,” which was widely circulated.[1]

Fuller married Margaret Crane in 1809 and moved to 71 Cherry Street in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. He was the father of early feminist Margaret Fuller, and is also the great-great grandfather of inventor and thinker R. Buckminster Fuller.[2] He died suddenly of cholera, intestate and insolvent,[1] in Groton on October 1, 1835, and was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

References

  1. ^ a b c Wikisource-logo.svg "Fuller, Timothy". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1892. 
  2. ^ Annals of Innovation: Dymaxion Man: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

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  1. Downloaded 2010 from Wikipedia
  2. Partial Genealogy of the Fullers of Massachusetts, Part l
  3. Margaret Fuller : An American Romantic Life Volume 1: The Private Years: An ... By Chapel Hill Charles Capper Associate Professor of History University of North Carolina. Page 360. Edith Davenport Fuller compiled sections of his college diaries in her "Excerpts from the diary of Timothy Fuller, Jr., an undergraduate in Harvard College, 1798-1801."

Timothy Fuller was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Fuller was born in Chilmark, Massachusetts. His father, also named Timothy, the first settled minister of Princeton, Massachusetts, was third in descent, from Thomas, who emigrated from England in 1638. The younger Timothy received a classical education and graduated from Harvard University in 1801 with second honors. He taught at Leicester Academy, then studied law with Levi Lincoln. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as a State councilor and served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1813 to 1816.

Fuller was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth through the Seventeenth Congresses and reelected as an Adams–Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1825). He served as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs in the Seventeenth Congress. He was distinguished as an orator, making effective speeches in behalf of the Seminole Indians, and against the Missouri compromise. He was an ardent supporter of John Quincy Adams, and published a pamphlet entitled "The Election for the Presidency Considered," which was widely circulated.

Fuller married Margaret Crane in 1809 and moved to 71 Cherry Street in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. He was the father of early feminist Margaret Fuller and Unitarian minister Arthur Buckminster Fuller. Through the latter, he is also the great-grandfather of inventor and thinker Buckminster Fuller, and, through Arthur's brother Richard Frederick Fuller, the great-great-great-grandfather of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. He died suddenly of cholera, intestate and insolvent, in Groton, Massachusetts, on October 1, 1835, and was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

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Timothy Fuller, U.S. Congress's Timeline

1778
July 11, 1778
Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
1810
May 23, 1810
Age 31
Cambridge, MA, United States
May 23, 1810
Age 31
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1812
August 18, 1812
Age 34
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1815
May 14, 1815
Age 36
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
May 1815
Age 36
1817
1817
Age 38
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1820
August 7, 1820
Age 42
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
August 7, 1820
Age 42
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States