Richard Waldron

Magistrate, Deceased Person

1694 – 1753

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Who was Richard Waldron?

Richard Waldron was a major opponent of the Wentworth oligarchy in colonial New Hampshire. He supported a continued political subordination of New Hampshire to Massachusetts and opposed moves to separation from this traditional senior partner. Through his friendship with Massachusetts governor and kinsman Jonathan Belcher and his positions of Secretary, Councillor, and New Hampshire assembly speaker, for a time he was "the central authority" in colonial New Hampshire politics.

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Born
Feb 21, 1694
Dover
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  • Congregational church
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Education
  • Harvard College
Died
Aug 23, 1753
Portsmouth

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on July 23, 2013

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