Jeremiah Halsey Pierson

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Jeremiah Halsey Pierson

Birthdate: (89)
Death: 1855 (89)
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Pierson and Sarah Pierson
Husband of Sarah Pierson
Father of Elizabeth Lord; Josiah Gilbert Pierson; Jeremiah Halsey Pierson; Theodore Pierson; Henry Pierson and 2 others

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About Jeremiah Halsey Pierson

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Jeremiah Halsey Pierson (September 13, 1766, Newark, New Jersey – December 12, 1855, Ramapo, Rockland County, New York) was an American politician from New York.


Life


Pierson removed with his parents to Richmond, Massachusetts, in 1772. He attended the public schools in Richmond and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and completed preparatory studies. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Massachusetts.


Pierson removed to Ramapo in 1795. He practiced law and engaged in mercantile pursuits and manufacturing. He was a Justice of the Peace from 1800 to 1811. He was an associate justice of the Rockland County Court in 1808.


Pierson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 17th United States Congress, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 3, 1823. Afterwards he resumed his former business pursuits. He was largely instrumental in securing the construction of the Erie Railroad.


He was a delegate to the National Republican Convention at Baltimore in 1831.


He was buried at the Ramapo Cemetery.

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Jeremiah Halsey Pierson's Timeline

1766
1766
1794
1794
Age 28
1797
1797
Age 31
1800
1800
Age 34
1803
1803
Age 37
1807
August 15, 1807
Age 41
1807
Age 41
1811
1811
Age 45
1855
1855
Age 89