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.