Rep. Thomas Dawes Eliot, Hon.

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Rep. Thomas Dawes Eliot, Hon.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: June 14, 1870 (62)
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Greenleaf Eliot, Sr. and Margaret Greenleaf Eliot
Husband of Frances Lincoln Eliot
Father of Caroline Dawes Stetson; Margaret Dawes Eliot; Mary Rotch; Emily Lamb Sturgis; Paul Mitchell Eliot and 3 others
Brother of Hannah Dawes Lamb; Reverend William Greenleaf Eliot; Elizabeth Margaret Furness; Nancy Cranch Eliot; Francis Andrew Eliot and 2 others

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About Rep. Thomas Dawes Eliot, Hon.

Thomas Dawes Eliot, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on March 20, 1808. Eliot was named after his grandfather Justice Thomas Dawes of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Eliot attended the public schools of Washington, D.C., and graduated from Columbian College in the District of Columbia, (now George Washington University in 1825. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

In 1834 Eliot married Frances L. Brock of Nantucket.

Eliot served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Zeno Scudder and served from April 17, 1854, to March 3, 1855. He declined to be a candidate for renomination. Eliot was a delegate to the Free Soil Convention in Worcester in 1855.

He declined to be a candidate for nomination by the Republican for Attorney General of Massachusetts in 1857. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1869). Eliot served as Chairman of the Committee Freedmen’s Affairs (Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses), and the Committee on Commerce (Fortieth Congress). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1868. He resumed the practice of law and died on June 14, 1870. His interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Eliot's younger brother was William Greenleaf Eliot.

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Rep. Thomas Dawes Eliot, Hon.'s Timeline

1808
March 20, 1808
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1835
September 14, 1835
Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
1837
September 13, 1837
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1839
October 9, 1839
1842
April 21, 1842
1844
September 3, 1844
1847
October 9, 1847
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
1851
March 25, 1851
1854
September 24, 1854
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States