New Hampshire Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 329 people who took part.

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Jacob Benton Visualize "(August 19, 1814 -- September 29, 1892) Jacob Benton was a(n) teacher, lawyer, public servant, general, and American politician. He was born in Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont and moved to Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire in 1842. Jacob studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1854 - 1856), delegate to the Republican National Convention (1860), and brigadier general of the State Volunteers. Benton was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871) and declined to run again in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000395]" New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)
Aaron H. Cragin Visualize "(February 3, 1821 -- May 10, 1898). Aaron Harrison Cragin was a lawyer, public servant, commissioner for purchase, and as an American politician. Cragin was born in Weston, Windsor County, Vermont and moved to Lebanon, New Hampshire. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was a member of the New Hampshire state representatives (1852 - 1855 and 1859). He was also appointed by President Rutherford Hayes as one of the commissioners for purchase of the Hot Springs Reservation in Arkansas and served as Chairman (1877-1879). Cragin was elected as a member of the American Party to the 34th congress and as a Republican to the 35th Congress, where he served as chairman on the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (34th Congress). He was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1864 and was reelected in 1870 (March 4, 1865 - March 1877), where he served as chairmen on the Committee on Engrossed Bills (39th Congress), on the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Express (40th and 41st Congresses), on the Committee on Naval Affairs (41st and 43rd Congresses), and on the Committee on Railroads (43rd and 44th Congresses). [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000852]" New Hampshire Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)
Jacob H. Ela Visualize "(July 18, 1820 -- August 21, 1884) Jacob Hart Ela was a(n), printer, public servant, U.S. marshal, auditor, and American politician. He was born in Rochester, New Hampshire. Ela was a member of the State house of representatives (1857 and 1858), United States Marshal (July 1861 - October 1866), appointed by President Grant as 5th Auditor of the Treasury (January 1, 1872 - June 2, 1881, and was appointed Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department (June 3, 1881 - his death August 21, 1884). Jacob was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=E000099]" New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)
James W. Patterson Visualize (July 2, 1823 -- 4 May, 1893) Patterson was an American professor and politician. Born in Henniker, N.H., Patterson was a professor of mathematics, astronomy, and meteorology at Dartmouth College from 1854 to 1865. Patterson was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and was elected to the United States Senate in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New Hampshire Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation) , New Hampshire Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Aaron F. Stevens Visualize "(August 9, 1819 -- May 10, 1887) Aaron Fletcher Stevens was a(n) journeyman, lawyer, public servant, soldier, general, solicitor, and American politician. He was born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Aaron studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1845 & 1876 - 1884), delegate to the Whig National Convention (1852), president of the common council of Nashua (1853 & 1854), solicitor of Hillsborough County (1856-1861), and city solicitor of Nashua (1859, 1860, & 1865). He served in the Union Army as major of the 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, colonel of the 13th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and was a brigadier general. Stevens was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871) and was not elected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000875]" New Hampshire Delegation (This negotiation)