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Joseph Bradley Varnum
Joseph Bradley Varnum

Joseph Bradley Varnum (January 29, 1751September 21, 1821) was a U.S. politician of the Democratic-Republican Party from the state of Massachusetts. Image File history File links JosephBradleyVarnum. ... Image File history File links JosephBradleyVarnum. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 25 - For the last time, New Years Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal republic George... The Democratic-Republican party was a United States political party, which evolved early in the history of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ...


Varnum was born in Dracut, Massachusetts. He was a farmer who, despite having little formal education, was learned enough to serve as a justice of the court of common pleas and a Chief Justice of the court of general sessions. Dracut is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...


After serving in the American forces during the American Revolution, Varnum served for 15 years in the Massachusetts state legislature, starting in the House of Representatives (17801785) before moving up to the Senate (17861795).-1... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1795, Varnum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served from March 4, 1795 until his resignation on June 29, 1811. During his last four years in the House, he served as its Speaker. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Dennis Hastert, the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ...


Varnum was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1811 for one term; after returning to Massachusetts in 1817, he again served in the state Senate, until his death. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Varnum died in Dracut, and his body is interred in Varnum Cemetery. His brother was James Mitchell Varnum. James Mitchell Varnum (December 17, 1748– January 10, 1789) was an American lawyer. ...


References

  • Dictionary of American Biography; Varnum, Joseph. “Autobiography of General Joseph B. Varnum.” Edited by James M. Varnum. Magazine of American History 20 (November 1888): 405-14.

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Preceded by:
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U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
October 26, 1807June 29, 1811
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Nathaniel Macon
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
October 26, 1807March 3, 1809;
May 22, 1809March 3, 1811
Succeeded by:
Henry Clay
Preceded by:
Timothy Pickering
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
June 29, 1811March 3, 1817
Succeeded by:
Harrison Gray Otis
Preceded by:
William H. Crawford
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
December 6, 1813February 3, 1814
Succeeded by:
John Gaillard
Speakers of the United States House of Representatives Seal of the United States House of Representatives
Muhlenberg | Trumbull | Muhlenberg | Dayton | Sedgwick | Macon | Varnum | Clay | Cheves | Clay | Taylor | Barbour | Clay | Taylor | Stevenson | Bell | Polk | Hunter | White | Jones | Davis | Winthrop | Cobb | Boyd | Banks | Orr | Pennington | Grow | Colfax | Pomeroy | Blaine | Kerr | Randall | Keifer | Carlisle | Reed | Crisp | Reed | Henderson | Cannon | Clark | Gillett | Longworth | Garner | Rainey | Byrns | Bankhead | Rayburn | Martin | Rayburn | Martin | Rayburn | McCormack | Albert | O'Neill | Wright | Foley | Gingrich | Hastert
Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate Seal of the United States Senate President Pro Tempore
Langdon | Lee | Langdon | Izard | H Tazewell | Livermore | Bingham | Bradford | Read | Sedgwick | Laurance | Ross | Livermore | Tracy | Howard | Hillhouse | Baldwin | Bradley | Brown | Franklin | Anderson | Smith | Bradley | Milledge | Gregg | Gaillard | Pope | Crawford | Varnum | Gaillard | Barbour | Gaillard | Macon | Smith | L Tazewell | White | Poindexter | Tyler | W R King | Southard | Mangum | Sevier | Atchison | W R King | Atchison | Cass | Bright | Stuart | Bright | Mason | Rusk | Fitzpatrick | Bright | Fitzpatrick | Foot | Clark | Foster | Wade | Anthony | Carpenter | Anthony | Ferry | Thurman | Bayard | Davis | Edmunds | Sherman | Ingalls | Manderson | Ransom | Harris | Frye | (Special: Bacon, Curtis, Gallinger, Brandegee, Lodge) | Clarke | Saulsbury | Cummins | Moses | Pittman | W H King | Harrison | Glass | McKellar | Vandenberg | McKellar | Bridges | George | Hayden | Russell | Ellender | Eastland | Magnuson | Young | Magnuson | Thurmond | Stennis | Byrd | Thurmond | Byrd | Thurmond | Byrd | Stevens

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Descendants of Danyell Broadley of Bingley, Yorkshire - tobg39.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File (1200 words)
Bradley Varnum (Abiah Mitchell, Martha Bradley, Joseph Bradley, Daniell, Danyell) was born on 19 Aug 1750.
Samuel Varnum (Hannah Mitchell, Martha Bradley, Joseph Bradley, Daniell, Danyell) was born on 17 Feb 1746/1747.
Abigail Varnum (Hannah Mitchell, Martha Bradley, Joseph Bradley, Daniell, Danyell) was born on 1 Oct 1759.
Varnum, Joseph Bradley (223 words)
Varnum, Joseph Bradley (1750-1821) Speaker of the House: Born in Dracutt, Massachusetts, on January 29, 1750, Varnum became one of the earliest American patriots, and was commisioned a captain at the age of eighteen by the committee of the colony of Massachusetts.
From 1795 to 1811, Varnum was a member of the US House of Representatives.
In 1817, after retiring from Congress, Varnum was elected to the Massachusetts Senate, in which he remained until his death on September 21, 1821.
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