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HARVEY, Jonathan, congressman, born in Merrimack county, New Hampshire, in 1780; died in Sutton, New Hampshire, 23 August, 1859. He served seven years in the legislature, was president of the senate from 1817 till 1823, and state councillor in 1823-'5. In the latter year he took his seat as a representative to congress from New Hampshire, serving until 1831.--His brother, Matthew, jurist, born in Sutton, New Hampshire, 21 June, 1781; died in Concord, New Hampshire, 7 April, 1866, was graduated at, Dartmouth in 1806. He studied law under John Harris, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and began to practise in Hopkinton, which town he represented in the legislature from 1814 till 1820, holding the office of speaker during the last three years of his term. He was then elected to congress as a Democrat, and served in 1821-'5. He was president of the state senate in 1825-'8, and councillor in 1828-'30. He was then elected governor of New Hampshire, and served one year. In 1831 he was appointed by President Jackson judge of the United States district court, which office he held until his death. He received the degree of LL.D. from Dartmouth in 1855, and was president of the New Hampshire historical society.
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