THOMPSON, Thomas Weston (1766-1821)

THOMPSON, THOMAS WESTON, a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Boston, Mass., March 15, 1766; attended Dummer Academy, Byfield, Mass.; graduated from Harvard University in 1786; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1791 and practiced in Salisbury, N.H., 1791-1810; postmaster of Salisbury, N.H., 1798-1803; trustee of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1801-1821; moved to Concord, N.H., in 1810 and continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1807-1808, 1813-1814, and served as speaker 1813-1814; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); State treasurer of New Hampshire 1809-1811; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Gilman and served from June 24, 1814, to March 3, 1817; died in Concord, N.H., on October 1, 1821; interment in the Old North Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 items.

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1804-1818. 85 items. Correspondence and business papers. Also correspondence dealing with the War of 1812 era and events in Washington, D.C., including trial of Aaron Burr, President James Monroe, taxes, Bank bill, and Decatur's expedition to Algiers in Peletiah Mills Olcott papers, 1750-1850. Finding aid.

New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: 1805-1821. 25 letters. Miscellaneous items in various collections.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
Hanover, NH
Papers: Correspondence in Jeremiah Mason papers, 1798-1844.