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LIVERMORE, Samuel, statesman, born in Waltham, Massachusetts, 14 May, 173.2; died in Holderness, New Hampshire, 18 May, 1803. He was graduated at Princeton in 1752, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1757, beginning to practise the following year at Portsmouth, New Hampshire He was a member of the general court of that province in 1768-'70, and in 1775 removed to Holderness, of which he was one of the original grantees and the principal proprietor. He was appointed king's attorney in 1769, and after the change of government he was state's attorney for three years. He was also judge-advocate of admiralty before the Revolution, and a delegate to the Continental congress from 7 February, 1780, until he resigned, 21 June, 1782, and again in 1785. He was chief justice of the state supreme court from 1782 till 1789, and in 1788 a member of the convention that adopted the Federal constitution. He was elected a representative from New Hampshire to the 1st and 2d congresses, serving from 4 March, 1789, till 2 March, 1793. In the latter year he was chosen United States senator, served as president of the senate during two sessions, and resigned in 1801 on account of failing health.--His son, Edward St. Loe, lawyer, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 5 April, 1762; died in Lowell, Massachusetts, 15 September, 1832, received a classical education, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practised successfully at Concord, Portsmouth, Newburyport, and Boston. He was state's attorney for Rockingham county front 1791 till 1793, and justice of the supreme court of New Hampshire from 1797 till 1799. He then removed to Boston, and was chosen to represent Essex county, Massachusetts, in the 10th and 11th congresses, serving from 7 December, 1801, till 3 March, 1811. In 1799 he delivered at Portsmouth an oration "On the Dissolution of the Union between this Country and France," and on 6 January, 1809, an oration on the embargo law.--Another son, Arthur, jurist, born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, 26 July, 1776; died in Campton, New Hampshire, 1 July, 1853, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practised at Concord and Chester. He sat in both branches of the legislature, was a justice of the superior court from 1799 till 1816, presiding as chief justice from 1809 till 1813, and was nominated as a presidential elector on the John Adams ticket in 1801. He was elected as a Democrat to congress, serving from 1 December, 1817, till 3 March, 1821, and from 1 December, 1823, till 3 March, 1825, and was also chief justice of the court of common pleas from 1825 till 1833.
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