John Mattocks essay .doc - John Mattocks John Mattocks(March 4 1777 \u2013 was an American Whig politician a brigadier general in the War of 1812 U.S

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John Mattocks John Mattocks (March 4, 1777 – August 14, 1847) was an American Whig politician, a brigadier general in the War of 1812, U.S. Congressman, and sixteenth Governor of Vermont. ====Biography==== Mattocks was born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 4, 1777, and moved with his parents to Tinmouth, Vermont in 1778.[1] His father, Samuel Mattocks, was a veteran of the American Revolution and served as Vermont State Treasurer from 1784 to 1800.[1] John Mattocks pursued an academic course, studied law in Middlebury, Vermont and Fairfield, Connecticut, and was admitted to the bar in 1797.[2] He married Esther Newell and they had five children; three sons, George, John, and William; and two daughters named Esther who died in their first years. ====Career==== Mattocks commenced practice in Danville; moved to Peacham, Vermont.[3] He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1807, 1815, 1816, 1823, and 1824.[3] During the War of 1812, he served as a brigadier general of militia.[4] Mattocks was elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823).[2] He was elected to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827); and served as chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Nineteenth Congress).[2] He was a judge of the
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