CLAGETT, Clifton (1762-1829)

CLAGETT, CLIFTON, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., December 3, 1762; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Litchfield in 1787; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); appointed a justice of the peace and quorum in 1808; appointed judge of probate for Hillsborough County in 1810 and served until his resignation in 1812, having been appointed to a judicial position; moved to Amherst in 1812; appointed a judge of the supreme court in 1812; member of the State house of representatives in 1816; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); appointed judge of probate August 5, 1823, and held the office until his death in Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, January 25, 1829.

  • Clagett, Clifton. An oration upon the independence of the United States of America, delivered at Litchfield, N.H., at the request of a committee of its inhabitants, before a very numerous audience, July 4, 1803, being the 27th anniversary. Amherst, N.H.: J. Cushing, printer, 1803.
  • New Hampshire. Superior Court of Judicature. Opinions of the Hon. Clifton Clagett, and Hon. Richard Evans, justices of the Superior Court of Judicature: On the Act of the Legislature of New-Hampshire, passed June 24, A.D. 1813, entitled "An Act Establishing a Supreme Judicial Court, and Circuit Courts of Common Pleas". Concord, [N.H.]: Printed by I. and W.R. Hill, Oct. 1813.