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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Dinsmoor Jr.

Samuel Dinsmoor, Jr., was admitted to the bar in 1819, but was not enrolled as an attorney at Keene until 1823. He was the son of Gov. Samuel Dinsmoor, and was born May 8, 1799. He graduated from Dartmouth college in 1815, and was associated with Gen. James Miller in the practice of law in Arkansas. In 1826 and 1827, and in 1829 and 1830, he was clerk of the senate, and postmaster several years, at one time cashier of Ashuelot bank. and later its president. In 1849, 1850 and 1851 he was governor of New Hampshire. He died February 24,...

Biographical Sketch of Hon. Samuel Dinsmoor

Hon. Samuel Dinsmoor was a native of Windham, born July 1, 1766, He was of the Londonderry Scotch-Irish descent, great-grandson of John Dinsmoor, one of the first settlers, grandson of Robert Dinsmoor, and son of William Dinsmoor. He graduated at Dartmouth college in 1789, read law, and settled in Keene, in 1792. As a young man, he was especially interested in military affairs, and organized the Keene Light Infantry, one of the finest drilled and best equipped corps known under the old militia laws. In 1808 he was appointed postmaster. In 1811 he was elected to congress, and distinguished himself by favoring the war with Great Britain. On his return he was appointed collector of the direct tax, and afterwards was judge of probate. In 1821 he was elected a councilor. In 1823 he was the regular nominee for governor, but was defeated by Levi Woodbury, on an independent ticket In 1831, 1832 and 1833, he was elected governor. He died March 15,...

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