LANGDON, Woodbury (1739-1805)

LANGDON, WOODBURY, (brother of John Langdon), a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1739; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; prominent in pre-Revolutionary affairs and throughout the war; served in the state house of representatives in 1778 and 1779; Member of the Continental Congress in 1779; member of the state executive council 1781-1784; judge of the state superior court in 1782 and again from 1786 to January 1791, when he resigned; appointed in December 1790 by President Washington a commissioner to settle Revolutionary War claims; died in Portsmouth, N.H., January 13, 1805; interment in the North Cemetery.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Catherine S. Crary Collection, 1724-1826, 1 linear foot.
Correspondents include Woodbury Langdon.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1779, 1 item.
A letter of Woodbury Langdon from 1779 to an unidentified recipient.


New Hampshire Historical Society

Concord, NH
Papers: In the papers of John Langdon, 1716-1841, ca. 1 foot (ca. 1,000 items)
Persons represented include Woodbury Langdon.

Papers: In the papers of Nathaniel Peabody, 1767-1815, 125 items.
Correspondents include Woodbury Langdon.