Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Varnum, Joseph Bradley

Varnum, Joseph Bradley (brother of James Mitchell Varnum), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Dracut, Middlesex County, Mass., January 29, 1750; completed preparatory studies; served in the Revolutionary Army; member of the State house of representatives 1780-1784; served in the State senate 1786-1788 and in 1795; commissioned colonel of the Seventh Regiment of Massachusetts Militia April 4, 1787, brigadier general November 22, 1802, and major general June 12, 1805; delegate to the State convention that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788; justice of the court of common pleas; chief justice of the court of general sessions 1811-1815; elected to the Fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, to June 29, 1811, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; Speaker of the House during the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses; elected to the United States Senate in 1811 to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4, 1811, and served from June 8, 1811, to March 3, 1817; elected President pro tempore of the Senate December 6, 1813; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820; again a member of the State senate 1817-1821; died in Dracut, Mass., September 21, 1821; interment in Varnum Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Varnum, Joseph Bradley," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1954 Original Sources, accessed August 11, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UT5FXQWNAV2MGB.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Varnum, Joseph Bradley." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1954, Original Sources. 11 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UT5FXQWNAV2MGB.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Varnum, Joseph Bradley' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1954. Original Sources, retrieved 11 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3UT5FXQWNAV2MGB.