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BELLOWS, Benjamin, born in Walpole, New Hampshire, 6 October 1740; died there in June 1802. He was chosen town clerk when only nineteen years old, and held the office till 1776. He was a member of the colonial and afterward of the state legislature, and was appointed a delegate to the continental congress in 1781, but his business forced him to decline. He was a member of the state convention that ratified the federal constitution in 1788. He presided over the New Hampshire electoral College that voted for Washington in 1788, and was a member of the one that voted for John Adams in 1796. He was active in the colonial and state militia, rising from the rank of corporal to that of Brigadier-General, and served during the revolutionary war as a colonel.
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