Ebenezer Mattoon

U.S. Congressperson

1755 – 1843

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Who was Ebenezer Mattoon?

Ebenezer Mattoon was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in North Amherst on August 19, 1755. He attended the common schools and received private instruction. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1776. Mattoon served in the Revolutionary Army. He taught school and also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was a justice of the peace 1782-1796, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He served from the rank of captain to that of major general of the Fourth Division, State militia. He was appointed Sheriff of Hampshire County and served twenty years. Mattoon was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Lyman. He was reelected to the Seventh Congress and served from February 2, 1801 – March 3, 1803.

He again served as a State Representative in 1812. He also served as adjutant general of the State militia 1816-1818, became totally blind in 1818 and retired from active public life. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820. Mattoon died in Amherst on September 11, 1843. His interment was in West Cemetery.

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Aug 19, 1755
  • United States of America
  • Dartmouth College
Sep 11, 1843

on July 23, 2013


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