STEARNS, Asahel (1774-1839)

STEARNS, ASAHEL, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lunenburg, Mass., June 17, 1774; was graduated from Harvard University in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Chelmsford, Mass.; member of the State senate in 1813; moved to Charlestown, Mass., in 1815; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); served in the State house of representatives in 1817; professor of law at Harvard University from 1817 to 1829; again served as a member of the State senate in 1830 and 1831; died in Cambridge, Mass., February 5, 1839; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 4 items.

  • Stearns, Asahel. A Summary of the Law and Practice of Real Actions: With an Appendix of Practical Forms. Boston: Cummings, Hilliard, & Co., 1824. Reprint, Littleton, Colo.: F.B. Rothman, 1998.