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PAGE, John, senator, born in Haverhill, New Hampshire, 21 May, 1787; died in Concord, New Hampshire, 8 September, 1865. He received but little early education, became a farmer, and in 1815 was appointed assessor of the state taxes for his district. He was elected a member of the legislature in 1818 and the two following years. From 1828 till 1834, excepting one year, he was register of deeds for Grafton county. He was again sent to the legislature in 1835, elected state councillor in March, 1836, and in the following June was chosen as a Democrat to fill the vacancy in the United States senate caused by the resignation of Isaac Hill. He took his seat on 13 June, and served till the following March. In 1838 he was again a state councillor, and in 1839 he was elected governor of New Hampshire, serving till 1842.
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